(La Porte, IN) - A Snow Emergency was declared this afternoon in the City of La Porte.
Mayor Tom Dermody made the call because of the amount of snow on the ground and another three to five inches that could fall over the next 36 hours.
Under the emergency, people cannot park on Snow Routes, which are major thoroughfares in the city such as Pine Lake Avenue and Boyd Boulevard, to keep snow plows moving without delay.
People are also prohibited from parking on both sides of the remaining streets.
At 6 p.m. tonight, vehicles can be parked only on sides of streets where even-numbered addresses exist. Vehicles at 6 p.m. tomorrow must be parked on sides of streets marked by odd-numbered addresses.
According to the mayor’s office, violators can have their vehicles towed. The Snow Emergency runs until 6 p.m. on Friday.