Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 1:15 PM

State of Emergency: Safety Messages

The State of Emergency (SOE) is lifted as of 6 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25.

  • Residents are encouraged to stay home if they can and to drive with extreme caution; many residential and collector streets have yet to be widened, and the sidewalks around school zones are still being worked on.
  • Motorists are asked to reduce speeds significantly, drive according to conditions, watch for pedestrians and plan ahead to allow for extra time to get to your destination.
  • Metrobus and GoBus will return to operations tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 25) with multiple detours in place; please check the Metrobus website for route information. Delays are anticipated; customers are encouraged to wait in safe areas near your regular stop and motion to drivers. From now until February 7, rides will be free for all Metrobus and GoBus users; we encourage commuters to try the bus and to leave their cars at home during this challenging period.
  • Announcements on garbage and recycling collection, as well as municipal facilities, will be made on Sunday, January 26.
  • A new 24-hour parking ban outside the downtown is in effect; on-street parking is prohibited at all times outside the downtown and business district. Vehicles parked on streets in contravention of this order may be towed and ticketed.