Wyandotte Declares Snow Emergency

All vehicles must be removed from the streets or risk being towed.

A snow emergency has been declared in the city of Wyandotte as of 5 p.m. Wednesday. Photo credit: city of Wyandotte
A snow emergency has been declared in the city of Wyandotte as of 5 p.m. Wednesday. Photo credit: city of Wyandotte
A snow emergency has been declared in the city of Wyandotte as of 5 p.m. Wednesday. All vehicles must be removed from the street or risk being towed.

The Department of Public Service is requesting citizens cooperate when the projected snow fall is 4" or greater or during a declared Snow Emergencies. In an effort to assist the Department of Public Service, residents are asked not to park on any city street when a Winter Storm Warning or Advisory is forecast by the National Weather Service.

Residents' cooperation will allow the Department of Public Service to better provide efficient plowing services. Any vehicle left on the roadway after a snow emergency has been declared will be towed at the owner's expense.

Per City Ordinance Section 2.5a "Abandoned Vehicles": All vehicles must be moved every 48 hours. Failure to remove vehicles will result in towing, at the owner's expense.

In the event of a power outage in the City of Wyandotte, the Copeland Center at 2306 - 4th Street, will be available as a warming center.

For further information about snow emergencies tune to The City of Wyandotte Radio Station AM 1670.

Snow Emergency Parking Lots

The City of Wyandotte has numerous Snow Emergency parking lots available for use during a snow emergency. The locations for emergency off-street parking are as follows:

Route #1: North Drive to Goddard, River Drive to the Detroit River
Parking: FOP Park, Boat Ramp Parking Lots-St. Johns west of Biddle and Biddle North of St. Johns.

Route #2: Goddard to Ford Avenue, Fort Street to the Railroad Tracks
Parking: 6th Street & Alkali Park

Route #3: Ford Avenue to Eureka, Railroad Tracks to Fort Street
Parking: Walnut & 15th lot, Oxford & 15th lot, West of Prush's Bar, Northwest corner of 17th & Eureka, Southwest corner of Sycamore & 17th.

Route #4: Eureka to Pennsylvania, Fort to the Detroit River.
Parking: Memorial Pool, Golf Course, 11th & Lee, Dept of Public Service, Public Lots 1 through 11, 11th South of Cherry, BASF Park.

Route #5: Goddard to Eureka, The Detroit River to the Railroad Tracks
Parking: Copeland Center, Police & Court Parking Lot, Museum Campus parking lot.

Snow Removal

Please do not let children play on the mounds of snow near the roadways. It is difficult for snowplow operators to see children. 

Cars may be moved back to the street, once the streets have been plowed curb to curb.  Thank you for your cooperation.  

(Information courtesy of city of Wyandotte)

Joann Alexanders January 02, 2014 at 07:42 AM
Got a phone call around 10pm advising us to remove cars off the street which we did. About 10 min. later a plow came through. One other car on the block moved. Thank you city.,.but what about the cars that didn't move. Tows??? Now I have to stay off till the block is cleared..which could have been done already. Suggestion: post it on TV, most people have them on..not the radio. Thanks DPW for the quick response.. will see what happens today.
Lisa Dronyk January 02, 2014 at 09:30 AM
The city will not tow vehicles. Nice threat but it did not work.
Joann Alexanders January 02, 2014 at 10:38 AM
Tow!!! And people will learn the lesson the hard way!
Sharon January 02, 2014 at 12:31 PM
If they towed the non-compliant vehicles, does the city get any portion of the fee? Might be a good source of collecting funds for the city - every penny counts.
Bridgette January 02, 2014 at 01:55 PM
Almost 24 hours later and we haven't seen a plow on our street. Cars are cleared on whole street but no plow. I wish they would tow! If cars were all clear more streets could get plowed quicker!
Linda Paul January 02, 2014 at 03:53 PM
We always get our vehicles off the street even though we can't pull our cars up past the front gate. Many cars that are left parked on the street have access to be pulled up into driveways past the front gate. If we can get our vehicles out of the way anyone can. These vehicles left on the street should be towed or at the very least given tickets. All it does is mess up our spot in front of the house because the plow has to go around all the cars left on the road.
Joseph Duff Sr. January 02, 2014 at 03:56 PM
how do you get on the list for snowplow notification. Also does the city have a list of people to hire for clearing sidewalk. I have medical conditions which say I shouldn't be doing any shoveling, but I have done what I have been able to. My usual guy is in hospital. Tried to hire company doing neighbors house but they wanted no part of doing my house. Wouldn't even give a bid or anything.
K2 January 02, 2014 at 09:25 PM
I agree nothing but a threat that isn't enforced. Thanks DPW for doing a great job in working around all the inconsiderates with driveways that don't or won't use them.
Tracey January 03, 2014 at 10:50 AM
I should talk to my nephew to see if he'd be interested in shoveling people's walks and drives for money. He's 17 and always looking to make a few bucks.
Joseph Duff Sr. January 03, 2014 at 12:43 PM
Tracey what area is your nephew in -
Tracey January 03, 2014 at 02:10 PM
He lives over by Goddard and 7th street


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