Wyandotte Police Chief Daniel Grant said "The purpose of a snow emergency is to get cars out of roadways when the city is going to plow curb-to-curb."
"If we issue it and (roads) do not get completely plowed...people get upset."
According to the city's website, a snow emergency takes effect when 4 or more inches of snow is predicted.
"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," the city said.
Currently, there are still too many cars on the roads for the city to effectively clear the snow, the chief said. And vehicles that are still on the roads will be tagged and hooked.
“It's very evident when a car has not been moved (after heavy snowfall), and if they don’t get it moved, I assure them that we will," the chief said.
"We’ve already impounded plenty of cars today."
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, McCord’s.
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, Prush’s Bar, Northwest corner of 17th & Eureka, Southwest corner of Sycamore & 17th, 20th & Vinewood.
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, North & South side of Sullivan street, West of Biddle Avenue.