The overnight snow that hit St. Joseph and other counties in Southwest Michigan prompted the city of Sturgis to issue a reminder about snow emergencies.
A snow emergency in the city of Sturgis goes into effect when accumulation reaches four inches or more. During a snow emergency, no vehicles may be parked on city streets. The measure is put into place to allow snow-removal trucks to clear the streets and treat icy patches without interference from vehicles parked curbside.
Violators risk a citation from the Sturgis Department of Public Safety.