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(A) Definition. For the purpose of this section, the following definition shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
EMERGENCY. A condition created on city streets because of the presence of snow, freezing rain, sleet or ice thereon, or other natural phenomena which create or are likely to create hazardous road conditions or impede or are likely to impede the free movement of fire, health, police, emergency or other vehicular traffic, when the same has been duly declared.
(B) Declaration of emergency. Whenever, in the opinion of the city staff, an emergency exists, it shall be declared and notice given by signposting as herein provided.
(C) Signs. Notice of an emergency shall be given by posting signs in each block to which it is applicable.
(1) The signs shall state the parking prohibition by “No Parking, Snow Removal (7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.)” or other similar wording.
(2) Two hours after posting, the parking prohibition shall take effect.
(D) Unlawful act. It is unlawful to park or leave any vehicle standing upon any street while an emergency is in effect or until that street has been cleared, curb to curb or as to streets without curb, to its full width.
(E) Exception. This section shall not apply to authorized emergency vehicles while those vehicles are being actively used in servicing mechanical, fire, police or medical emergencies.
(2004 Code, § 72.05) Penalty, see § 10.99