Duluth Police crack down on "snowbird" vehicles in city, warn citations to come

By KBJR News 1

February 24, 2014 Updated Feb 24, 2014 at 12:15 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - If you haven't moved your car in the past 24 hours, or especially since the last snowfall, Duluth Police are warning Northlanders they will enforce parking violations this week.

Police say heavy snowfall is posing significant challenges for vehicle and pedestrian traffic, and that roadways and sidewalks need to be cleared.

To do that, people are asked to obey the 24 hour parking ordinance and the alternate side parking ordinance.

The ordinances state that no vehicle can be left parked on any street or highway within the city for more than 24 hours, and that vehicles must also conform to calendar parking.

Timely snow removal is made possible by these ordinances.

Duluth Police will be stepping up parking enforcement this week, focusing on cars in violation of either parking ordinance.

Parking citations can run $21., while towing and impound fees start at $100.

Billy Wagness