City of Oak Grove, MO
Jackson County
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[Ord. No. 1636 §1, 5-18-2009]
A. 
Declaration. The City Administrator shall declare a snow emergency whenever he determines that falling snow, sleet, or freezing rain, or the reasonable threat of the same, may cause hazardous or dangerous driving conditions upon the streets within the City. Such snow emergency shall remain in effect until terminated in accordance with this Section.
B. 
Automatic Declaration. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, and between the hours of 6:00 A.M. and 10:00 P.M. of any day, a snow emergency shall automatically go into effect on any part of any snow emergency route on which there is an accumulation of snow of two (2) inches or more or an accumulation of ice of one-fourth (¼) of an inch or more, and where either such accumulation has been present for an hour or more.
C. 
Broadcast Of Declaration. The City Administrator shall distribute each declaration made by him pursuant to this Section to local radio and television stations (and local newspaper(s), when practicable) so that the declaration may be publicly announced via such stations' broadcasting system. The City Administrator shall include in each such declaration:
1. 
That a snow emergency is in effect;
2. 
That parking on emergency snow routes is prohibited during such emergency;
3. 
That all vehicles traveling during such emergency should have proper snow tires; and
4. 
The time that such snow emergency became or will become effective. However, such declaration shall not take effect until at least one (1) hour after the first (1st) announcement.
D. 
Termination. Whenever the City Administrator shall find that some or all of the conditions that gave rise to the snow emergency no longer exist, he may declare the emergency terminated in the same manner prescribed by this Section for declaration.
[Ord. No. 1636 §1, 5-18-2009]
Each street designated by this Chapter as a snow emergency route shall be posted at intervals not exceeding seven hundred fifty (750) feet with signs stating: "Snow Emergency Route. No Parking During Emergency. Tow Away Zone."
The following streets are hereby established as emergency snow routes within the City:
Street
From
To
N Broadway
I-70
Northern City limits
NE 3rd St.
Broadway
Eastern City limits
NE 7th St.
NE Salem St.
NE Austin St.
NE Austin St.
NE 7th St.
NE 3rd St.
NE Hackley Blvd.
Broadway
NE White Oaks Ln.
NE Salem St.
NE 3rd St.
NE 7th St.
NE White Oak Drive
NE Ash St.
NE Pine Ct.
NW 1st St.
N Broadway
Western City limits
NW 4th St.
Broadway
NW Locust St.
NW Locust St.
NW 1st St.
NW 1st St.
S Broadway
I-70
Southern City limits
SE 1st St.
S Broadway
Eastern City limits
SE 12th St.
S Broadway
Eastern City limits
SE 14th St.
S Broadway
SE Salem St.
SE 15th St.
SE Salem St.
S Broadway
SE 16th St.
SE Salem St.
S Broadway
SE 17th St.
SE Harding St.
SE Oak Ridge Dr.
SE 19th St.
S Broadway
SE Harding St.
SE 19th St.
SE Royal St.
SE High Dr.
SE 20th St.
SE High Dr.
SE 19th St.
SE 21st St.
Broadway
SE Owings St.
SE 24th St.
SE Owings St.
S Broadway
SE 30th St.
S Broadway
Eastern City limits
SE 4th St.
S Broadway
Dead End
SE 7th St.
S Broadway
SE Salem St.
SE Harding St.
Middle School
SE 19th St.
SE High Dr.
SE 19th St.
SE 20th St.
SE Hillside Dr.
SE 12th St.
SE 15th St.
SE Oak Ridge Dr.
SE 19th St.
SE 12th St.
SE Owings St.
SE 21st St.
SE 24th St.
SE Royal St.
SE 12th St.
SE 19th St.
SE Salem St.
SE 1st St.
SE 15th St.
SW 1st St.
S Broadway
SW Robinson Rd.
SW 12th St.
SW 15th St.
Broadway
SW 15th St.
S Broadway
RD Mize Rd.
SW 19th St.
S Broadway
SW Maple Ln.
SW 21st St.
SW Maple Ln.
S Broadway
SW 22nd St.
SW Mitchell St.
S Broadway
SW 24th St.
S Broadway
Dead End
SW 25th St.
S Broadway
SW Locust St.
SW 28th St.
SW Cemetery Rd.
S Broadway
SW 5th St.
S Broadway
Dead End
SW 8th St.
S Broadway
SW Sheridan Dr.
SW 9th St.
SW Bobcat St.
SW Robinson Rd.
SW Bobcat St.
SW 5th St.
SW 9th St.
SW Locust St.
SW 25th St.
SW 28th St.
SW Maple Ln.
SW 19th St.
SW 21st St.
SW Mitchell St.
SW 21st St.
SW 22nd St.
SW Robinson Rd.
SW 1st St.
SW 12th St.
[Ord. No. 1636 §1, 5-18-2009]
When a snow emergency is in effect, no owner or operator of a motor vehicle shall park or allow to remain parked any vehicle on any portion of a snow emergency route.
[Ord. No. 1636 §1, 5-18-2009]
A. 
Definition — Effective Tires. For purposes of this Section, "effective tires" shall mean radial, all-season and/or tires that are designed to give effective traction on snow, mud, or ice covered streets by means of extra heavy-duty treads with special high traction patterns (such tires often bear the designation "MS", "M&S" or the words "MUD AND SNOW"); except that no tire so defined shall be construed to be a snow tire if it is damaged or worn to the extent that its performance would be substantially impaired.
B. 
It shall be a violation of this Chapter for any person to operate any vehicle on any street, alleyway, highway, or other public roadway of the City without effective tires on all wheels of the operated vehicle during a snow emergency if such operation impedes or obstructs traffic.
[Ord. No. 1636 §1, 5-18-2009]
No person or persons engaged in the removal of snow or ice from driveways, parking lots, sidewalks, or other private property shall deposit such snow or ice in the streets or any public way designated for vehicular or pedestrian traffic.
[Ord. No. 1636 §1, 5-18-2009]
A. 
Members of the Police Department or the Public Works Director (or either of their designated representatives) are hereby authorized to remove or cause to be removed a vehicle from a snow emergency route during a snow emergency when a vehicle is:
1. 
Parked thereon; or
2. 
Parked in violation of any parking ordinance or provision of law and is interfering or about to interfere with snow removal operations; or
3. 
Stalled thereon and the person who is or was operating such vehicle does not reasonably appear to be taking immediate action to safely remove the vehicle from said route.
The removal, impounding, and return of a vehicle pursuant to the Section shall be in accordance with Chapter 367 of the Municipal Code, and the owner of such vehicle shall be liable for the reasonable costs incurred in the removal, storage, and return of such vehicle. Such cost shall not constitute a penalty or fine.
[Ord. No. 1636 §1, 5-18-2009]
In any prosecution with regard to a vehicle parked or left in a place or in a condition in violation of any provision of this Chapter, proof that the particular vehicle described in the complaint was parked or left in violation of a provision of this Chapter, together with proof that the defendant named in the complaint was at the time of the violation the registered owner of such vehicle, shall constitute prima facie evidence that the defendant was the person who parked or left the vehicle in violation of this Chapter.