Altoona snow ordinance in effect

The snow removal parking ban is in effect in Altoona beginning at 3 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 18 until 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19 or the roadways are cleared of snow. As per City Code 69.11- Snow Removal, cars should not be parked on any Altoona city street to allow for adequate snow removal by Altoona city crews. City roads will only be cleared if Altoona’s equipment can safely remove the snow without hitting parked vehicles or other objects in the roadway. These blocked roadways will instead be cleared after the homeowner removes the object, or it is towed or otherwise removed at the owner’s expense. The City of Altoona and the Altoona Police Department will share updates on the ordinance on the city website and on the city’s Facebook page and X account.

Emergency Warming Centers
Polk County has enacted its extreme temperature plan through Sunday, Jan. 21. The Altoona Public Library serves as an emergency warming center during its operational hours while the extreme temperature plan is in effect. DART provides free rides to warming centers while the plan is enacted. To learn more, click here to visit Polk County's website.

Homeowner snow removal responsibilities
Property owners are expected to maintain the sidewalks on their property in accordance with City Code 136.03, which states that snow must be removed from city sidewalks within 24 hours of the end of a snow or ice storm or weather event. To view a map of City maintained sidewalks and trails, click here.

Residents are asked to refrain from pushing snow from their driveway or sidewalks into city streets. Please remember to not place your trash carts in the street as you set them out for collection.