Caution advised as first snowfall brings slick roads, tricky turns

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A vehicle left the roadway on First Avenue at Center Street Thursday night about 7 p.m. The cause of the loss of control is unknown but the slick roadway surface is suspected.

Motorists are advised to use caution when traveling along the snowy and icy roadways in town and out in the country now that winter weather has arrived.

For example, a vehicle left the roadway on First Avenue at Center Street Thursday night about 7 p.m. The cause of the loss of control is unknown, but the slick roadway surface is suspected.

The Perry Police Department also reminds Perry residents the snow ordinance is now in effect.  The department issued the following statement Thursday:

“The weather forecasters are saying we will be getting snow again in the near future. So please remember that the snow ordinance goes into effect after we receive one-half inch of snow. Remind your friends and neighbors to not park on the street if there is more than one-half inch of snow on the ground.

“69.13 SNOW REMOVAL. No person shall park, abandon or leave unattended any vehicle on any public street, alley, or City-owned off-street parking area during a snow emergency unless the snow has been removed or plowed from such street, alley or parking area and the snow has ceased to fall.

“A snow emergency shall be defined as any accumulation of snow in the amount of one-half inch, or any amount in excess thereof. A snow emergency-parking ban shall continue from its inception through the duration of the snow or ice storm and the forty-eight (48) hour time period after cessation of the storm except as above provided upon streets, which have been fully opened. (Ord. 870 – Jan. 08 Supp.)”

Once snowfall reaches one-half inch or more, the city of Perry snow ordinance is activated.

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