Snow emergency rules posted

Photo courtesy of the city of Dearborn

Dearborn residents must move their parked vehicles from the streets whenever three or more inches of snow is predicted.

DEARBORN – Residents can help get the roads plowed safely and more effectively this winter by moving parked vehicles off of the street whenever three inches or more of snow is predicted to fall.

Keeping parked vehicles off of the street allows snow plows to clear curb-to-curb instead of working around parked vehicles.

When the city declares a snow emergency, parked vehicles must be removed from the street
or they could be ticketed and towed.

Police do not issue warnings during snow emergencies.

During a snow emergency, vehicles may be parked across the sidewalk in front driveways.

Vehicles may be moved back on the street once the street has been plowed curb to curb and no further heavy snowfall is expected.

Residents removing snow from their driveway aprons should not pile snow back into the cleared street. Snow shouldn’t be thrown onto a neighbor’s property without permission.

Residents can check if a snow emergency has been declared via any of the following methods:

• Snow emergency hotline at 313-943-2444.

• Go to

• CDTV, which is cable channel 10 on WOW and cable channel 12 on Comcast.

• TV news programs and news radio stations.

• The city’s emergency warning sirens.

• messages via the “cityofdearborn” account.

• Text or email messages sent to phones or email from the public safety information system known as Nixle. Sign up for alerts at