Snow Emergency Guidelines:

  • Snow emergencies are typically called when about 4 inches of snow falls. A snow emergency will last 72 hours, unless cancelled early by City Officials.
  • Snow emergency routes are mainly located in the downtown business district, but also extend to areas including the Sterling Shopping Center, the Austin Medical Center and the East Side Business District. In the event that a snow emergency is called, there is no parking on streets in those areas between 1:00 am and 8:00 am while crews clear the street. Parking is also restricted in downtown parking lots during this same period. The follow two parking lots have been designated for safe parking during a snow emergency:
    • Municipal Pool Lot (South 1/2)
    • Brick Furniture
  • In all other areas not designated as a snow emergency route, on-street parking follows the calendar. Meaning that if it is an odd day on the calendar, park on the side of the street with odd numbered houses and likewise if it is an even day, park on the even side. The switch over will occur at 8:00 am each day.