Snow Emergency Lifted

February 5, 2018

UPDATE—4:00 p.m., Mon., Feb. 5

The City of Ferndale announced that the snow emergency is officially lifted as of today, Monday, Feb. 5, at 4:00 p.m.


Super Bowl Sunday Storm

The City of Ferndale has issued a snow emergency effective Monday, Feb. 5, at 8:00 a.m. An ending time for the event has not yet been declared. Ferndale has received approximately 5 inches of snow in the past 24 hours. Department of Public Works (DPW) crews began plowing and salting streets this morning at 6:00 a.m. Crews were successful in clearing snow from the first part of the storm; however, this afternoon's additional snowfall is presenting challenges due to heavy vehicle parking on residential streets. DPW has decided to declare the emergency beginning Monday morning to allow residents ample time to move vehicles.

Snow Emergency Parking

During a snow emergency, residents must immediately move vehicles from public streets to allow Department of Public Works (DPW) crews to remove snow/ice and clear roadways. Failure to move vehicles may result in citations or towing. 

During snow emergencies, the City provides designated snow emergency parking areas in multiple areas of the city:

  • West Breckenridge Parking Lot—Located just west of Woodward Ave. behind Treat Dreams/Citizens Bank
  • East Breckenridge Parking Lot—Located just east of Woodward Ave. behind The Fly Trap
  • Kulick Community Center—Located at 1201 Livernois Ave.
  • Martin Rd. Park lot
  • Harding Park Lot—Located on Mapledale Ave. at Wolcott St.

Parking in these lots is free during all snow emergencies, and beginning at 6:00 p.m. for overnight snow emergencies.

Safety Tips & Helpful Reminders

  • It is illegal to “reserve” cleared parking spaces—objects left in street parking areas/spaces will be removed.
  • Think safety: clear fire hydrants and street drains when removing snow on your driveway.
  • When digging out your car, think about how you pile snow—don’t create new problems in streets or on sidewalks.
  • Keep your children and pets safe from plows—never allow them to play on or around roadside snow piles.
  • We understand the frustration when plows deposit snow around cars and at the bottom of driveways. Please remember that it’s not personal! The plow is designed to push snow, which makes it an unavoidable situation.

For more information about snow emergencies, please visit our snow parking page.


Kara Sokol

Communications Director