Snow Alerts have city seeing green - KSFY News - Sioux Falls, SD News, Weather, Sports

Snow Alerts have city seeing green

Posted: Updated:

The city issued a snow alert today for different zones around town to make it easier for plows to clear our streets.

The fewer cars parked on the streets, the faster the streets department can clear the roads.
so when you receive a text message on your phone that the city issued a snow alert, it's time to move your car or risk becoming a financial contributor to the public parking department.

Sioux Falls Public Parking Facilities manager Matt Nelson said "we budget annually for approximately $80,000 in revenue for snow alerts and that's factored over four snow alerts in a season and we bring in approximately $20, per snow alert from tickets."

"Our plan isn't to use this as a revenue, we use the citations to get the streets clear so we can properly plow them and keep the city mobile," Nelson said.

"I don't think anybody is happy when the get a citation but I think most of them understand if they've lived here for more than a year, they know that we've got to keep the streets clear," Nelson added.

You can get a text alert sent to your phone anytime a snow alert is issued.

Just text the word SNOW to 605-413-19-90.  

You may subscribe to email snow alert notifications by creating an account at and selecting "Snow Alert Emails" in the subscribe section.

Snow alerts and updates are also on Twitter at and Facebook at

Otherwise, those tickets will cost you $35.

And with the city making about $20,000 per snow alert, that's practically enough to buy a car.

So save yourself some money, sign up for the alerts online or on your phone, and move your car.




Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KSFY. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service or our EEO Report.