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Canton Public Safety

Posted on: February 1, 2022

Canton declares a snow emergency

February 1, 2022, Canton, MI –   Effective Wednesday, February 2, at 6 a.m., through Sunday, February 6, 2022, at Noon, a Snow Emergency is hereby declared for the Charter Township of Canton by the Director of Police Services Chad Baugh.

In accordance with Public Act 104 of the Acts of 1981, during a declared Snow Emergency parking of motorized vehicles on any street is prohibited to allow for proper plowing and salting of roadways.  This order also provides for ease of access for emergency vehicles responding to calls for service, as well as minimizes the potential for motor vehicle accidents throughout the Township due to snow and adverse conditions.

Voluntary compliance is being requested during this Emergency; failure to comply could result in the ticketing and/or towing of non-compliant vehicles. 

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In addition to the temporary parking restrictions, residents are reminded of the following Charter Township of Canton Ordinances regarding snow removal:

    Property owners/occupants shall not permit ice or an accumulation of snow to remain on any sidewalk adjacent to their property for a period longer than 72 hours after ice or snow has formed or fallen.

    All fire hydrants in the Township are required to have three feet of unobstructed access around them, including snow that has accumulated or been piled up. 

“We ask that residents realize the importance of a snow emergency being put into place, and voluntarily comply by making adjustments in their normal parking routines,” said Director Baugh.  “This temporary inconvenience can make a difference when emergency vehicles are attempting to access residential streets in the event of an emergency,” Baugh adds.


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