UPDATE: Snow Emergency Expires in Ferndale

What should you do if you don't have a driveway and must park on the street?

A snow emergency remains in effect in Ferndale until further notice. (Patch file photo)
A snow emergency remains in effect in Ferndale until further notice. (Patch file photo)
Updated at 5:12 p.m.:
The snow emergency has ended in Ferndale and regular parking may resume.
Our earlier report:

Ferndale city officials have declared a snow emergency that will remain in effect until all streets are cleared.

During a snow emergency cars must be removed from the street so that plows can clear all streets from curb to curb.

Residents without driveways can contact the Department of Public Works at (248) 546-2519 for a permit to park on the street.  

DPW crews are working hard to get the roads cleared but it may take a day or more. Please review the city's snow removal guidelines for more information. 
Frank Castronova January 07, 2014 at 09:32 AM
It should be noted that some residents who are renters do not have driveway privileges. I know of two examples of this on my block. Landlords should suspend those rules when a snow emergency is in effect. On my block, those people remain in the street during the emergency. That is unfair to them because they need to dig out, and it is unfair to the rest of us because our streets aren't fully plowed because of it.
Mr. Michael January 09, 2014 at 12:39 PM
I agree with you Frank but whether you rent or own, have a driveway or not, if you own a car and it's parked on the street during a snow emergency it's supposed to be moved. Like I said in a previous post, people who refuse to remove their cars from the street during snow emergencies face no consequences anyway. From what I've seen there's no enforcement. Maybe at least issue a warning like you have 24 hours to move your car or it'll be towed. Most Ferndalers respect each other enough to know what a snow emergency means. A big thank you to the residents who move their cars so the plows can clear the streets. Stay warm.


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