Rapid City declares downtown snow alert

Snow plow crew at work. Photo Courtesy of City of Rapid City.

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City’s Public Works Department is issuing a downtown snow alert for Tuesday evening in the downtown core area for removal of snow.

Vehicle owners are advised to have their cars removed from streets in the downtown core area between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m. early Wednesday morning.  The downtown core area is defined as the boundary of Omaha Street to the north, Kansas City Street to the south, Fifth Street to the east and West Boulevard to the west. All cars within this 4×5 block boundary must be removed to allow for widespread snow removal in the affected area.

Any cars remaining in the downtown core area after 2 a.m. will be towed at the owner’s expense and may be subject to a fine.

In addition, business owners are strongly encouraged to remove the snow from in front of their businesses and advised to push the snow into the streets prior to the downtown snow alert period of 2-8 a.m.

Contractors and city crews will begin snow removal operations downtown at East Boulevard and move west to Fifth Street.  Operations will commence within the downtown core boundary early Wednesday morning at around 2 a.m.

The city is also utilizing traditional media sources, the city’s social media platform, the 211 Helpline Center to reach RCSnow subscribers and downtown business organizations to notify affected residents, businesses and patrons.

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