On the morning of Friday, December 23rd, the City of Cheney’s Street Department is focusing on clearing snow on arterial streets, secondary streets and collectors in order to enable heavier traffic flow to resume safely and efficiently.
Beginning at 12:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 24 (Friday midnight), the Street Department will transition to a full city plow. Once they have cleared the arterials, secondary streets and collectors, their focus will shift to clearing residential areas. It is very important for citizens to be aware that cars left parked alongside public streets during this period will be in violation of Cheney’s Code of Ordinances, as stated below. Additionally, those vehicles create the potential for hazardous outcomes to occur and diminish the City’s ability to optimally remove snow and clear roads.
All vehicles MUST be removed from on-street parking spaces any time 2” of snow or more accumulates, and must remain off the city streets until the street has been plowed.
Cheney Municipal Code 11.48.070 - Snow removal.
The legislative intent of this snow removal ordinance is to promote public safety so that streets provide adequate space for emergency access, safe general traffic and pedestrian movement, and snowplow access throughout the city. Snow plowing is an essential part of maintaining safe streets during winter months. Therefore, each time two or more inches of snow accumulates upon the public streets, and so long as that snow remains uncleared, no vehicle shall be parked or left standing upon any such street or city right-of-way.