Pursuant to the provisions of city code, Interim Police Chief Doug Shoemaker declared a snow emergency within the city limits of Jefferson City. Shoemaker said, "After conferring with other city officials and City Administrator Nathan Nickolaus, this declaration is made in the best interest of the safety of residents of the city and expeditious flow of motor vehicle traffic."
Shoemaker added, "Forecasters are predicting freezing conditions later this afternoon, which will make for treacherous driving on top of the existing falling snow."
Under this declaration, no person shall stop, stand, park, or abandon a vehicle in a manner which obstructs or impedes traffic on a snow route. Any vehicle obstructing or impeding traffic in violation of this prohibition and any vehicle parked on a street which has been designated a snow route will be considered an abandoned vehicle and may be towed to an alternate location.
Snow routes are comprised of streets designated by city ordinance, and each route is posted as an emergency snow route.
The declaration will be in effect from 1:30 p.m. on Monday until noon on Tuesday.
Any early termination or extension of the emergency will be at the discretion of the interim chief.
The City's bus service, JeffTran, was temporarily suspended due to road conditions to allow for the clearing of roadways.
Trash and recycling collection for Monday will not take place.
Monday's collection will be delayed until Monday, January 7.
Trash and recycling collection for Tuesday will not be made due to the New Year's holiday, but will instead be picked up on Wednesday.