In order to facilitate the movement of traffic and to combat the hazards of excessive snow and ice on the highways or portions of highways named in § 149-40 below, the Board of Commissioners, in its discretion, may declare an emergency due to such hazards.
After any such emergency shall have been declared, it shall be unlawful during the period of such emergency for any person to park a motor vehicle or tractor or to allow the same to remain parked on any highway or portion thereof named in Subsection B below, or to operate any motor vehicle or tractor on any such highway or portion thereof unless such vehicle or tractor shall be equipped with adequate equipment to provide sufficient traction to keep such vehicle or tractor in motion so that other traffic on such highways will not be blocked or seriously impeded.
In order to assist the operators of motor vehicles and tractors in determining the highways affected by this article, the Board of Commissioners or the Chief of Police shall place around the utility poles on the highways or portions thereof designated in § 149-40B above signs reading as follows:
The Board of Commissioners or the Chief of Police shall also, through radio, newspaper or other available media, disseminate information as to the existence of such emergency.
Any person who shall operate a vehicle or tractor upon any highway or portion thereof listed in § 149-40B, which such vehicle or tractor shall become stalled upon any of such highways during a period of emergency declared as provided in § 149-39 of this article, if such stalling shall have been by reason of the failure to have such vehicle or tractor equipped with the equipment hereinabove prescribed, shall be guilty of a violation of this article.