City of Fargo urges people to move cars off the streets

Fargo, N.D. (Valley News Live) With a major snow event expected Wednesday through Friday, Fargo Public Works is stressing the importance of moving all vehicles off city streets starting at 10 p.m. Wednesday night and continuing through 6 a.m. Saturday morning.

A substantially reduced number of vehicles on the streets will allow snow removal crews the opportunity to remove the snow as close to the curb as possible, eliminating the need to return to widen or remove ridges.

Fargo Public Works crews are currently working to widen streets, clear alleys and remove snow caused by last weekend’s snow event. In Fargo, crews have worked more than 5,000 hours of overtime thus far this winter and returning to previously plowed streets to widen them slows the process for the entire city.

As conditions worsen Wednesday evening, crews will focus their efforts on emergency routes. Vehicles abandoned on the snow emergency routes will be impounded at the owner’s expense.