Emergency snow routes in West Lafayette as snow hits the viewing area

The ordinance says that all vehicles, trailers and other equipment parked along the designated roads must be moved when it snows.

Posted: Feb 12, 2020 7:34 PM
Updated: Feb 13, 2020 9:31 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - West Lafayette street officials want residents to be aware of the emergency snow routes that would need to be cleared.

While we have had some snow this winter season, this will be the first major snow where students will be in town. The ordinance says that all vehicles, trailers and other equipment parked along the designated roads must be moved when it snows.

Several of the emergency snow routes go through campus. Including Russell Street, Harrison Street, Grant Street and Airport Road. See the map below for a full list of streets that are emergency snow routes.

West Lafayette Street Commissioner Ben Anderson said they have prepared well for this weather system.

"We're going through just double-checking the trucks, making sure all of our gates are set and ready to go," he said. "We've pre-treated hoping we don't get too much rain before it turns to snow."

If your car isn't moved, it's a $40 ticket and you could possibly get your car towed. Two inches is the minimum snowfall that activates the emergency snow routes. We are expecting to get more than two inches in the next 24 hours.

Anderson said the best and quickest way to learn if the snow emergency routes have been activated is through the Nixle system. He said they will send out a Nixle through WLPD if it gets to that point. To sign up to receive Nixle notifications, click here.

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