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(A) Pursuant to the provisions of KRS 39.409, the Mayor or his or her designee may declare a state of emergency when conditions caused by a natural or manmade occurrence warrant such actions.
(B) A snow emergency may be declared after consultation among the Boone County Sheriff, Boone County Public Works, Boone County Emergency Management and the Mayor's Office. The Boone County Public Information Officer shall advise all media outlets and other governmental jurisdictions and school district authorities in Boone County, of any snow emergencies.
(C) Snow emergencies shall be defined at one of the following levels:
(1) Level one: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roadways may be icy, cautious driving advised.
(2) Level two: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Only motorists whose travel is absolutely necessary should be on the roadways. Residents are urged to contact their employers to see if they should report to work.
(3) Level three: All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. Travel only for work, provisions, medical supplies or medical treatment is permitted. All employees should contact their employers concerning work schedules. Essential travel only is advised.
(D) During snow emergencies, where snowfall is 2" or greater, motor vehicles shall not be parked or abandoned on streets or roadways, so as to impede the removal of snow or ice.
(E) During snow emergencies, the Boone County Public Works Department may, at its discretion or as ordered by the office of the Mayor, assist in the clearing of non-county, state or city owned roadways, in order to facilitate emergency traffic or the rendering of aid to sick, stranded or injured persons.
(Ord. 2007-04, passed 4-9-07; Am. Ord. 2013-13, passed 9-9-13) Penalty, see § 72.99