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Sheriff warns motorists of illegal winter parking in Tahoe

Sun staff report

TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212; The Placer County Sheriff’s Office and Placer County Parking Enforcement reminded residents and tourists this week about unlawful parking in streets and roadways during major snow events.

A portion of Placer County Code states: and#8220;it is unlawful to park on any public roadway, or on the shoulders of the roadway … during the period commencing November 1st of the year and continuing to the following May 1st, except in areas specifically designated by signs to permit such parking.and#8221;

Another code to consider, according to a letter from Placer County Sheriff Edward N. Bonner, is a portion that states: and#8220;parked on a roadway, blocking plow or emergency equipment,and#8221; is unlawful.

If your vehicle is parked on the roadway during Nov.1-May 1, Bonner said, it may be cited and/or towed by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, Placer County Parking Enforcement or the California Highway Patrol. The snowstakes installed on the highway serve as a guide for Caltrans snow removal and not as a guideline for vehicles to park on the shoulder. This Placer County Code is in effect whether snow is on the roadway or not.

Anyone with questions should call Sgt. Helen Thomson at 530-581-6300.