Snow and Ice Removal
Snow and Ice Pertinent Information
Roads are plowed by priority, with schools, emergency services, hospital, and more heavily traveled roads being given the highest priority.
Give the plow trucks plenty of room. If you tailgate or try to pass on a narrow road, you have a high probability of damaging your vehicle, either from the road salt or a collision. If you cannot see the driver in his rear view mirror, he cannot see you.
Vehicles, trailers, campers, etc. must be off the road for their own protection as well as to allow the snow plows to do their jobs. It is also the law. Moving your parked vehicle aids the Street Division in effectively removing all snow from the street.
Brigham City Ordinance 24.01.210 Parking Vehicles on Streets During and After Snowstorm states:
A. No person shall park or allow to be parked a motor vehicle, trailer, camper, or any other obstruction during any snowfall on the streets of Brigham City. On-street parking shall be prohibited until the street has been plowed curb to curb. Any motor vehicle, camper, trailer, or other object parked in violation of this requirement shall be presumed to be so parked by the owner unless the registered owner by competent evidence shows that the vehicle was so parked by some other individual and without the owner's permission or knowledge.
B. Police officers are authorized to issue citations to individuals violating the foregoing paragraph. In the event of an apparent repeat offender or if the vehicle or object creates a serious maintenance or safety problem, then the vehicle, trailer, camper or other object may be impounded. The owner shall be responsible for all costs of towing, storage, and any other incidental expenses incurred as a result of said impoundment.
C. A violation of this section shall be considered an infraction punishable by a fine up to $500.00.
D. It shall be a defense to any prosecution hereunder if the defendant can show that the vehicle for which the citation was issued was parked in front of the individual's residence and that the individual is a tenant, rather than an owner of the residence, and that the rental property has no off-street parking for the tenant and constitutes a nonconforming use which existed prior to the enactment of the City zoning ordinances.