Fairway bans street parking starting 11:45 p.m. Wednesday

Fairway’s request that residents do not park on the street has moved from “suggested” to “mandatory”:

Based on the weather forecast, the anticipated beginning time of the snow storm, and the need to be ready should conditions change; the City of Fairway will declare a Traffic Emergency under Section 14-217 of the City Code from 11:45 p.m., Wednesday, February 20 until 12:15 a.m. on Friday, February 22. All vehicles parked on a City Street must be removed within two (2) hours after the declaration of an emergency or be considered in violation. The intent of this Ordinance is to have vehicles that may cause safety issues or traffic congestion during snow removal operations off the streets until such time the Traffic Emergency is terminated. If a vehicle is found to be in violation as a safety hazard and is impeding snow removal operations it may have to be towed at the owner’s expense.

On Wednesday afternoon The Fairway Police Department participated in a web briefing with the National Weather Service concerning the forecasted snow for Thursday February 21, 2013. The latest forecast is predicting 6-10 inches of snow for the Kansas City Metro Area beginning around 6:00 a.m. Thursday morning. Conditions are such that we could experience thunder-snow; this could cause an accumulation of 2-3 inches per hour. Once the snow starts it will get heavy quickly……we could go from cloudy skies to heavy, heavy snow in less than an hour. The Fairway Public Works Department will focus their resources during the most intense snowfall to keeping main roads open, then secondary and finally residential. When snowfall rates allow Public Works will plow out curb to curb and clean intersections. If you are involved in a non-injury accident and your car is drivable the Police Department may direct you to exchange information with the other parties involved and file a walk in report at a later time.