Metro cities announce emergency snow parking bans

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Local 5 meteorologists are predicting this week will feel more like January than the middle of November.

Some cities in the metro already announced emergency snow parking bans that will go into effect Sunday night. Here’s the list so far:


A tweet from the City of Ames says their snow ordinance will go into effect at 11:00 p.m. Sunday night. They advise citizens to move their cars and trucks out of the street to avoid getting towed or a ticket.

Des Moines

Residential snow route ordinance enforcement begins at 11 a.m. Monday.

If you live in a neighborhood with odd/even restrictions, the even address side of the roadway will be plowed today, with parking allowed on the odd address side of the roadway.


The ordinance in Indianola started around 6:40 p.m. Sunday night and will last until Tuesday. The ordinance remains in effect for 48 hours after the snow has stopped falling or until the streets are clear. No parking on any public street or alley is allowed.


Johnston’s emergency parking ban will go into effect Sunday night at 8:00 p.m. The City says it will continue until 5:00 p.m. on Monday.


The City of Norwalk’s emergency parking ban went into effect midnight on Sunday and was lifted Monday at 1:15 p.m.

West Des Moines

The City of West Des Moines declared an emergency parking ban for snow removal to start at 6:00 a.m. Monday morning. It will remain in effect until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

Make sure to check back in with Local 5 for more parking bans as the snow falls.

You can always check road conditions on the Iowa Department of Transportations 511 website. You can also download the 511 app on the App Store or Google Play.

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