Hiawatha's snow ordinance is in effect when the National Weather Service (NWS) predicts a snowfall in which three (3) or more inches of snow are expected. While the Snow Emergency is in effect, there is no parking on any city street. Vehicles found parked in violation of this ordinance will receive a $25 parking ticket and/or be impounded. During overnight snow removal operations, vehicles found in violation on City streets will be towed.
The Snow Emergency declaration will be sent to all the local media including but not limited to: KGAN (Channel 2), KCRG (Channel 9) and KWWL (Channel 7). The declaration will also be posted on the City website, www.hiawatha-iowa.com. Your cooperation is appreciated.
REMEMBER - Don’t park in the street if: • The 24 hour (or less) prediction by the NWS is for three (3) or more inches of snow • Three (3) or more inches of snow has fallen and/or your street has not been cleared.
When in doubt about parking, just move your vehicle off the street. City will NOT conduct snowfall clearing operations on all streets for a snowfall of less than two (2) inches.
Sidewalks must be shoveled within 24 hours of the cessation of snowfall, clear snow from around fire hydrants that are near your property, check with your neighbors regarding snow removal and direct sump pumps and downspouts away from hard surfaces so that water doesn’t build up and freeze, creating slippery conditions on driveways, sidewalks or streets.
Sign up on the Hiawatha website (www.hiawatha-iowa.com) to receive notifications for snow emergencies to your cell phone or email.