Winter Parking Regulations

TOWN OF OPHIR
WINTER PARKING REGULATIONS
 
VEHICLES PARKED ON TOWN RIGHT OF WAYS
SUBJECT TO BE TOWED IMMEDIATELY AT OWNER'S EXPENSE
OR TICKETED WITH FINES
 FOR:
*IMPEADING NORMAL TRAFFIC
*IMPEADING SNOW REMOVAL
* PARKED WITHIN 25 FEET OF INTERSECTION/CORNERS
* REMAINING 24 HOURS AFTER RED TAGGED
*** PARKED IN FRONT OF FIRE HYDRANT
 
IMPORTANT NOTICE
 
TOWN L.U.C. REQUIRES YOU TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS WITH PRIVATE CONTRACTORS TO KEEP YOUR OFF-STREET PARKING AREA CLEAR.
           
SHORT-TERM TEMPORARY ONLY PARKING AREAS DURING SNOW REMOVAL OPERATIONS:
 
EAST OPHIR:     North side of spur on Porphyry Street west of 9th street.
(North side so the plow can back in and clear the snow away.)
WEST OPHIR:    South side of Granite Ave. across and east of Town Shop.
Vehicles left for more than 24 hours could be towed at owner’s expense.
 
Ophir Road Avalanche Gates Closure Procedures:
 
            The County Road Department determines the conditions that would cause the closing of the Ophir Road and the gates to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic.  They are:
1.  Avalanche control work (announcements are made on KOTO Radio when possible).
2.  An avalanche has naturally closed the road.
3.  Extreme weather has naturally closed the road and county crews are unable to respond.
All above conditions are in response to highly dangerous avalanche hazards.
If you run into any of the above conditions, call 911.
 
Reopening of the Ophir Road or either gate would depend on:
1.  Existing weather conditions and avalanche hazards.
2.  Need for avalanche control work.
3.  Amount of snow closing the Road.
 
In case of an unexpected Ophir Road closure, take the following precautions:
1.  Parents with kids at school; The school district will be immediately notified that Ophir Road is closed, and each student will be informed they should go to a prearranged alternate home.
2.  Residences of Ophir should stock enough provisions and make alternative arrangements for several days of being caught in, or away from your home.
 
 
If the Ophir Road is closed, it is because conditions are exceedingly dangerous.  Walking, skiing, or otherwise traversing the closed section of the road under active avalanche paths carry a significant risk to people and rescuers’ lives. Be smart and safe!
 
ASHES
Please put ashes in ash bin outside the trash facility. Please never put ashes in the trash dumpsters. Ashes can stay hot for up to 5 days. Thank you!
 
 
HAVE A GREAT WINTER!