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January 1, 2014

Snow ordinance goes into effect at midnight

CENTERVILLE — Centerville Police Chief Tom Demry reports that the city of Centerville's snow ordinance goes into effect at midnight tonight due to new snow that has fallen in the area on New Year's Day.

A midnight tonight, the snow emergency ordinance will go into effect which means all cars needs to be removed from the square and side streets within a one-block radius of the square by midnight. Cars on any side streets that are designated as a snow emergency route also need to be removed before midnight.

The city of Centerville's munincipal code entry for the snow emergency ordinance is available here: http://library.municode.com/HTML/16259/level3/SUHITA_TIT10VETR_CH10.96SNEM.html#TOPTITLE

According to the ordinance, the following streets are snow emergency routes:

The following streets are designated as snow routes:

(a) City Square;

(b) Jackson Street, from Haynes Avenue to tenth Street;

(c) State Street, from Highway No. 5 to Highway No. 2;

(d) Van Buren Street, from Highway No. 5 to Highway No. 2;

(e) Washington Street, from Highway No. 5 to First Street;

(f) Haynes Avenue, from Highway No. 2 to Grant;

(g) Shamrock Lane;

(h) North Thirteenth Street, from Highway No. 2 to Washington;

(i) Main Street;

(j) Twelfth Street, from Garfield to Washington;

(k) Tenth Street, from Lane to Franklin;

(l) Drake Avenue;

(m) North Park Avenue;

(n) Franklin Street, from North Park to Highway No. 5;

(o) Highway No. 5 South, from Highway No. 2 to Green;

(p) Green Street, from Drake to Highway No. 5;

(q) Francis Street, from Drake to Main;

(r) West Cottage Street, from Main to west city limits;

(s) Wall Street, from Highway No. 5 to South Sixteenth Street;

(t) South Sixteenth Street, from Walsh to Sheridan;

(u) Sheridan Street, from Drake to Sixteenth Street; and

(v) Country Club Road.

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