(La Porte, IN) - A snow emergency has been declared in the City of La Porte to make sure snowplows can get down all city streets.
At 3 p.m. today, officials said no parking is allowed on snow routes in the city. Then, starting at 6 p.m. today, parking along the curbs will be allowed only on even-numbered streets, then odd-numbered streets the next day, and back to even-numbered streets on Wednesday.
Code Enforcement Director Jeff Batchelor said violators face having their vehicles towed.
“We will talk to the people and we will tow them if they are still there,” Batchelor said.
The snow emergency is in effect until 3 p.m. on Wednesday.
About five inches of snow came down this morning from a passing storm system. An additional five to eight inches are possible from lake effect snow in the forecast later today or tonight. The lake effect snow will depend on where the heaviest bands come down from Lake Michigan.
The side of the street people can legally park coincides with the dates on the calendar.