The City of Flint is preparing for the forecasted winter storm and urges residents to refrain from parking on public streets today and tomorrow so that crews can remove snow and ice.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Genesee County, effective from 3 p.m. Friday, Mar. 3 through 4 a.m. Sat. Mar. 4. Flint can expect total snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches.
If the winter storm becomes as hazardous as expected, the City of Flint will declare a snow emergency using the Alert Flint system, as well as standard communication channels. Community members can sign up to receive alerts at this link: https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BFD4E5024321
During a snow emergency, the City cautions residents against traveling until the emergency has been lifted. We also ask residents not to park on the street during a snow emergency so that crews can quickly remove snow from our roadways. Some consequences for parking vehicles on public streets during a snow emergency may include ticketing and removal at the owner’s expense.
The City of Flint’s Street Maintenance team is prepared and standing by to clear the roads of snow and ice. Major routes are the first priority, followed by dangerous hills, curves, and intersections, and schools and hospitals. The third priority is major roadways and the fourth is local roads. Subdivision roads are cleared after priority roads are passable.
“Our Street Maintenance team deserves our gratitude for keeping our streets safe during this winter season,” Mayor Sheldon Neeley said. “They have done an outstanding job, and I encourage residents to refrain from parking on city streets so that our crews can continue to provide the highest level of service.”
To view the City of Flint’s Snow and Ice Removal Plan, please visit https://www.cityofflint.com/street-maintenance/.
The City of Flint is responsible for salting and plowing streets within city limits, while Genesee County is responsible for maintaining highways and interstates, including I-75, I-69 and I-475.