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Canton Township Public Safety Department
Thursday February 8th, 2018 :: 04:19 p.m. EST


Effective Friday, Feb 9, at 6 am., thru 9:00 pm. Sat., Feb 10, - Canton declares a Snow Emergency - remove vehicles from roadways

Canton prepares for Snow Emergency
Effective Friday, February 9, 2018, at 6 a.m., through 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2018, a Snow Emergency is hereby declared for the Charter Township of Canton.

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 requested during this declared Emergency—failure to do so could result in the ticketing and/or towing of non-compliant vehicles.
In addition to the temporary parking restrictions, the Public Safety Department reminds residents 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.
“It’s imperative that crews arriving on the scene of a fire are able to immediately establish a connection to the nearest hydrant—so, not only does the hydrant need to be visible, it needs to be accessible,” says Deputy Fire Chief Jamie Strassner. “A delay in hooking hose lines up to the hydrant creates a delay in fighting the residential or commercial fire,” Strassner adds.
Homeowner associations are encouraged to assist with clearing snow from hydrants in their neighborhoods, if necessary. Elderly residents or residents with a medical condition can request assistance with this task by contacting the Department of Public Works at 734/397-1011.
Complaints regarding sidewalks covered with snow longer than 72 hours can be called in to Canton’s Ordinance Enforcement Unit at 734/394-5330.

Canton Township Public Safety Department
1150 S Canton Center Rd
Canton, MI 48188

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 734-394-5400

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