(a)   Whenever such an emergency exists the Director of Public Safety shall request the cooperation of the local press and radio and television stations to announce the emergency and the time that emergency parking  regulations will become effective, which time shall be no sooner than one hour after the first  announcement, and such announcement, by two local radio stations, or two local television stations, or in a daily newspaper of general circulation in the City, shall constitute notice to the general public of the existence of the emergency. However, the owners and operators of motor vehicles shall have full responsibility to determine existing weather conditions and to comply with the emergency parking regulations.
   (b)   During the period of the emergency, the Director of Public Safety may prohibit the parking of any vehicles upon any or all of the City streets. During the emergency no person shall park or cause to be parked or permit to be parked or permit to remain parked or abandon or leave unattended, any vehicle of any kind or description upon such specified streets. However, vehicles may be parked for a period of not longer than three minutes for actual loading or unloading of passengers or not longer than thirty minutes for actual loading or unloading of property, provided no other ordinance restricting parking as to place or time is violated thereby.
   (c)   Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a) and (b) hereof, an emergency shall exist on streets posted as emergency streets and on streets posted as 8:00 a. m. to 4:00 p.m. emergency streets, without announcement when snow accumulation reaches the proportions as set forth in Section 351.26(b) and (c) and shall continue until such time as specified by Section 351.26(b) and (c).
   (d)   Any motor vehicle parked in violation of Section 351.26 or this section may be impounded in accordance with the provisions of Section 303.08 and 351.22. In addition to the foregoing, any person who violates Section 351.26 or this section, is subject to the penalty provided under Section 303.99.
(Ord. 37-10.  Passed 7-19-2010.)