The big snowstorm we've been talking about is finally here and the city of Flint isn't taking any chances and has declared a snow and ice emergency.

The roads are already bad enough without ice and snow, so city officials have put together precautions to keep the roads from getting worse.

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City officials are advising that vehicles are prohibited from parking on the public streets to avoid obstruction of snow and ice removal operations.


Vehicles that are parked on public streets may be towed and impounded because of non-compliance.


The top tip you can take from this article is to NOT park your car on the street. That's the basics for getting through a Michigan winter. The drivers here in Michigan are so terrible that parking your car in the street might be a recipe for destruction. I can speak from experience. I've had my car run into multiple times. Each time my car was parked and I wasn't there. The sad part is that no snow was involved.  So if my bright white car isn't safe on dry concrete, in broad daylight, then nothing is safe when the roads get slick.

Plus with the emergency in place, your car might get towed by the city, and that's a feeling you don't wanna wake up to. Give the city room to get these roads together, and if you are in the way, you will be moved, I'm sorry impounded...

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