Snow Emergency Regulations

  • It is unlawful for any person to park any vehicle on the streets if a snow emergency has been declared, except for physicians on an emergency call or emergency vehicles. When a snow emergency is declared, it will be announced on KLGA, the City of Algona Facebook page, the Algona Police Department Facebook page, the City of Algona website and also through the ALERT IOWA emergency notification system. 

  • Vehicles must remain off the streets once the snow emergency goes in effect and remain off the streets until the snow emergency is terminated.  A vehicle in violation of this Ordinance is subject to a fine of $25. The fine is payable at the office of the City Clerk at City Hall within 3 business days. If the fine is not paid within the 3 business days, a complaint will be filed as provided by the Code of Iowa.

  • A vehicle in violation of the Ordinance may also be towed to a place as directed by the Chief of Police. The owner of a towed vehicle, in addition to the standard fine, will be required to pay the towing and storage costs.

  • It is unlawful to push or blow snow onto or across public streets or alleys.

  • Snow from sidewalks is to be removed within 24 hours of the end of a snowfall.