as of 3pm, four inches of snow has already fallen and more is on the way, so Sioux Falls has issued a snow alert.

Plowing of emergency snow routes began at noon and will continue until routes are clear. All vehicles parked on emergency snow routes are subject to immediate ticketing and towing.

Zone 3:    Plowing in Zone 3 will begin this evening, Monday, January 5, 2015, after emergency routes have been cleared. All streets in Zone 3 will be plowed. All vehicles parked in Zone 3 are subject to ticketing and towing during snow plowing operations until the streets have been plowed.

Zone 2:    Plowing of north/south streets will begin on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 8 a.m.

Plowing of east/west streets will begin on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 8 p.m.

All vehicles parked on streets in Zone 2 during snow plowing operations are subject to ticketing and towing.

Zone 1:    Snow pickup operations in Zone 1 will begin at 1 a.m. on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Vehicles parked in Zone 1 will be subject to ticketing and towing between the hours of 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. During a snow alert, parking is prohibited in the downtown area between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m.

General snow removal information is available on the City’s website at www.siouxfalls.org/snow and on cable channel CityLink.

If you are unsure what snow zone you are in, or where the zone boundaries are located, use our online interactive map, which allows you to pinpoint your zone by address. This is available at www.siouxfalls.org/snow.

Additionally, several area businesses have closed for the evening and area city's are also issuing snow alerts:

Colorado Tech – Closed
EROS – Closing at 1:00pm
Great Bear Recreation – Closed
Harrisburg – Snow Alert through Tuesday, January 6
Sioux Falls Ice Rinks – Closed
Sioux Falls Parks & Rec Community Centers Closed – Programs postponed
Starmark – 2nd shift cancelled
Stewart School of Hairstyling – Closing at 1pm
Tea – Snow Alert
University Center – Student Orientation postponed to Jan. 6:10am
Worthing – Snow Alert