Snow Smarts: Police Nudge Residents to Follow Parking Regulations
Oak Forest Police ask that residents mind parking guidelines in snowy conditions.
With a winter weather advisory from the National Weather Service in place Tuesday, the city of Oak Forest and Oak Forest Police have issued their own warning—residents need to stick to the city's parking guidelines after a major snowfall.
Police remind residents that the city's snow parking ordinance prohibits street parking within 12 hours of a snowfall of 2 or more inches. Police will ticket or tow cars parked in violation of the ordinance. Beginning Thursday evening, the city is allowing residents to park their vehicles across sidewalks to clear space on the roadways. Snow parking regulations are essential for the Public Works Department to plow the streets so they can be cleared overnight as much as possible.
Oak Forest may see up to 6 inches of snow. Wind gusts of up to 40 mph could result in poor visibility and white-out conditions.
If residents have questions or concerns about parking regulations, contact Oak Forest Police.