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February 11, 2014

City sets temporary parking rules

Street department needs room to plow roads

Logansport officials are asking citizens to park on certain sides of streets on certain days for the time being so crews can rid roadways of snow and ice.

Logansport Police Chief Mike Clark announced Tuesday that all vehicles parked on streets be moved in rotation with the calendar day. On odd-numbered days, vehicles should be parked on the odd-numbered side of the street and on even numbered days, the even-numbered side of the street.

Logansport Superintendent of Public Works Dan Williams said starting today, the street department is planning to address North, High, Broadway and Market streets. Police officers went door-to-door informing residents and business owners Tuesday.

"We're trying to get the primary areas done first," Williams said.

More streets will be addressed on dates to be determined.

Williams and Clark said the snow building up on curbs is starting to narrow streets down to the point where emergency vehicles won't be able to pass.

"For public safety, I have to make sure those streets are open no matter what it takes," Williams said.

Those who don't move their vehicles will be subject to the city's abandoned vehicle ordinance and towed at their expense.

"Some haven't been moved since the blizzard." Williams said.

Clark stressed the city isn't trying to inconvenience anyone and said resources are available to those who are unable to dig out their vehicles. He said Logansport Municipal Utilities employees and Cass/Pulaski Community Corrections offenders will be available to provide assistance in this regard. Those in need of such assistance are encouraged to contact the police department at 574-753-4101.

The city of Rochester implemented the same rules Feb. 7.

Rochester Police Chief Jason Coleman said the initiative has led to the clearing of most of the streets the city was having trouble with.

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