O'Fallon Mayor Declares Snow Emergency

Cars parked on streets may be ticketed and/or towed at owners' expense

Press release from the City of O'Fallon:

O'Fallon, MO, Mayor Bill Hennessy has declared a snow emergency due to today's severe winter storm.

By City Ordinance, no vehicle may be parked on any O'Fallon street. Cars that are parked on the streets will be ticketed or even towed at the owners' expense in order to allow snow removal crews to work safely and clear O'Fallon's roads as quickly as possible.

This restriction will remain in effect until an announcement is made by the City and posted on the City's website www.ofallon.mo.us

O'Fallon residents are asked to please postpone all travel if possible today.

For more information on O'Fallon's snow removal policies, please visit www.ofallon.mo.us/snow

Schedule updates:

  • RSC:  The RSC is closed. All Parks programs are cancelled for today!
  • Snow crews: The City has all available snow crews working around the clock today! Please do not park cars on the street today. O'Fallon's City Code states that no cars may be parked on the streets during a winter storm. 
  • For the most up-to-date information, please visit our website at www.ofallon.mo.us/news or follow us on Twitter @cityofofallon.
Jackie F March 24, 2013 at 08:28 PM
The City snow plow just now came down our cul de sac on Breezy Point Ct but did not plow. It just drove around the circle with the plow up. It only made one pass so I am trying to determine what was the point.
toni March 24, 2013 at 09:03 PM
Salt maybe..ur street looks clear
Residents and Citizens, there is a lot of snow accumulation on the Roadways and the Neighborhood/Subdivision Streets are “Snow-Packed.” I have been out unburying my Yard Signs for the City Council Race on Tuesday, April 2nd (and my cell phone pouch fell off of my belt/hip-thank heavens my cell phone was in the car). I have also been assisting and pushing other motorized from not getting traction to being on there way. In the 200-Block of Geranium Drive which is a small street to begin with, cars are parked on either side of the street not allowing one of the smallest pick-up trucks in our Street Department Fleet with a snow plowel to pass through. Why would these residents do this? So please, kindly remove all vehicles from the streets and roadways so that our “Snow-Fighters” of the O’ Fallon Street Division can get out and get into the neighborhood to remove the snow from the streets to make it safe for all of us to drive. AC Dienoff City Council Candidate and Public Advocate
Bonnie Susan Horner March 24, 2013 at 11:11 PM
Thank you for posting. The neighborhors in our neighborhood did not listen and they could not plow the courts or our streets. I am not happy the City of O Fallon could not plow because they don't pay attention and are selfish.
Bonnie Susan Horner March 24, 2013 at 11:12 PM
I mean the neighors are unconsiderate not the City of O Fallon.
Ron Shaver March 24, 2013 at 11:12 PM
Bee March 24, 2013 at 11:22 PM
The snow plows are the problem. They come on the courts in the subdivision and plow the snow right into the owner's driveways!
Jayne DuValeus March 24, 2013 at 11:49 PM
Snow plows did a great job. Thanks so much!
Doodlegirl1 March 25, 2013 at 02:48 AM
I live in a court. no cars parked on the street, still havent seen a snowplow,Trying to figure out why?
Kelvin Williams March 25, 2013 at 07:31 AM
A snow emergency has been declared, how are people supposed to know that? Oh yeah they have to go to the website.....and thats the first thing I am going to do in a major snowstorm. Not going to call work, check weather stations, go to my weather page on the internet. Get a grip. The snow emergency thing is like all things in politics, bluster but not action. Now where I am going to move my car, the road is not cleared, what if i am out of town, what if im working, what if im elderly. look put your helmet on, lace up your boots, a car parked on subdivision street is not about YOU, get over it, go around it.
Jim Frain March 25, 2013 at 01:15 PM
Congratulations to the HARD WORK AND CONTINUING HARD WORK by the "SNOW CLEARING EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF O'FALLON"...14 inches of Snow in the O' and from what I see this morning in my subdivision and on the streets of O'Fallon, they have done an excellent job. Cars parked in the street when there are driveways open for parking is a problem, but our residents are doing a much better job of allowing our snow plow vehicles to clear the streets by moving their cars on to their driveways. A snowstorm requires residents and the city snow plowing employees to work together, and that is what I have seen this morning on my way to work. I give a big "Thumbs Up" today to the City of O'Fallon Street Clearing Crews!
Sheila Dickmeyer Jenkinson January 06, 2014 at 03:36 PM
My granddaughter and her 3 month old daughter live in St. Peters and was visiting family on Hyde St. in O'fallon when the snow storm began Sunday. She decided to stay overnight instead of risk having an accident going home. When she got ready to leave this morning she found she had been cited with a ticket for parking on the street. From what I'm told there is no other parking since this is a condo complex and walking for very long with a baby is really not feasible in this weather. She lives in St. Peters and had no idea she wasn't supposed to park on the street. According to her there are several cars still parked on the street but they have not received a ticket even tho the plows are having to go around them. I understand that the trucks need room in order to clear the streets but if she is the only one to receive a ticket I'd like to know why.


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