City of Hazelwood, MO
St. Louis County
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Cross Reference—As to snow routes, see schedule XII.

Section 397.010 Definitions.

[Ord. No. 3123-99 §1, 11-17-1999]
As used in this Chapter, the following term shall mean:
SNOW EMERGENCY ROUTES
Those streets designated as such in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter.

Section 397.020 Parking Prohibitions Under Certain Weather Conditions.

[Ord. No. 3123-99 §1, 11-17-1999; Ord. No. 4591-17, 12-20-2017]
Whenever this is a prediction of four inches (4") or more of snow or a quarter inch (1/4") of ice, an emergency will be declared and the snow route procedure will be enforced when the snow or precipitation begins to fall.

Section 397.030 Posting of Signs.

[Ord. No. 3123-99 §1, 11-17-1999]
On each street designated as a Snow Emergency Route, there shall be posted special blue and white signs with the wording:
EMERGENCY SNOW ROUTE—TOW AWAY ZONE

Section 397.040 Parking Prohibited On Snow Emergency Routes During Snow Emergencies.

[Ord. No. 3123-99 §1, 11-17-1999]
A. 
While the snow emergency is in effect, no person shall park, or allow to remain parked, any vehicle on any portion of a snow emergency route to which the emergency applies. However, nothing in this Section shall be construed to permit parking at any time or place where it is forbidden by any other provisions of law.
B. 
Any Police, Fire, Ambulance, Civil Defense, Water, Sewer, Refuse Collector, Parks or Street Department vehicles making emergency calls and repairs are exempted from the provisions of this Section.

Section 397.050 Stalled Vehicles On Snow Emergency Routes.

[Ord. No. 3123-99 §1, 11-17-1999]
Whenever a vehicle becomes stalled for any reason, whether or not it is in violation of this Chapter, on any part of a snow emergency route on which there is a covering of snow, sleet or ice, or on which there is a parking prohibition in effect, the person operating such vehicle shall take immediate action to have the vehicle towed or pushed off the roadway of such snow emergency route onto the first cross street which is not a snow emergency route. No person shall abandon or leave his vehicle in the roadway of a snow emergency route (regardless of whether he indicates, by raising the hood or otherwise, that the vehicle is stalled), except for the purpose of securing assistance during the actual time necessary to go to a nearby telephone or to a nearby garage, gasoline station or other place of assistance and return without delay.

Section 397.060 Removal, Impounding and Return of Vehicle.

[Ord. No. 3123-99 §1, 11-17-1999]
A. 
Members of the Police Department are hereby authorized to remove, or have removed, a vehicle from a street to the nearest garage or other place of safety (including another place on a street), or to a garage designated or maintained by the Police Department or otherwise maintained by this City, when:
1. 
The vehicle is parked on a part of a snow emergency route on which a parking prohibition is in effect.
2. 
The vehicle is stalled on a part of a snow emergency route on which there is a covering of snow, sleet or ice, or on which there is a parking prohibition in effect and the person who was operating such vehicle does not take appropriate steps to remove it in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter.
3. 
The vehicle is parked in violation of any parking ordinance or provision of law and is interfering or about to interfere with snow removal operations.
B. 
The removal, impounding and return of obstructing vehicles on a snow emergency route shall be at the direction of the Police Department in accordance with applicable ordinances pertaining thereto.

Section 397.070 Evidence of Violation.

[Ord. No. 3123-99 §1, 11-17-1999]
In any prosecution with regard to a vehicle parked or left in a place or in a condition in violation of any provision of this Chapter, proof that the particular vehicle described in the complaint was parked or left in violation of a provision of this Chapter, together with proof that the defendant named in the complaint was at the time the registered owner of the vehicle, shall constitute prima facie evidence that the defendant was the person who parked or left the vehicle in violation of this Chapter.

Section 397.080 Penalty For Violation.

[Ord. No. 3123-99 §1, 11-17-1999]
Every person convicted of a violation of any provision of this Chapter shall be punished by a fine of twenty-five dollars ($25.00), plus any towing and/or storage fees.