OMAHA (KPTM)- It may not seem like it but snow is on its way, and there are rules on where you can and cannot park during a snow emergency.
City Officials announced Monday that parking restrictions will continue during a snow emergency.
Parking anywhere east of 72nd street must comply with the odd/even parking plan. If it is an even day of the calendar, cars must be parked on the even side of the street. If it is an odd day, cars must be parked on the odd side of the street.
Parking is not allowed on snow routes.
"They all know if it's a holiday- it's a work day if there's snow on the ground," said John Brown, who has been a district foreman for street maintenance for 15 years.
"There is a 24 hour clock that we have people out on the street. That can go anywhere from a day to six months," said Brown.
Brown said it's important for people to park on the correct side of the street, or avoid parking in the street. "We do this every year," said Brown.
If you are parked in correctly, you could be issued a $50 ticket. Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert announced Monday that tickets will not be given out from 6 pm to midnight during a snow emergency.
Stothert also said that during a snow emergency, the Mayor's hotline will have a larger staff and extended hours.
The city is currently taking requests for sand barrels. If you'd like a sand barrel in your neighborhood, contact the Omaha Street Maintenance Division at 402-444-4919.