Lansing Mayor Virg Bernaro is lifting the snow emergency for the city effective at noon today.

All storm-related parking restrictions enacted under the emergency order are lifted, but the city's ordinance prohibiting on-street parking between the hours of 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. remains in effect.  Despite the mayor's order, 74 cars had to be towed from the street in the last 48 hours to allow for snow removal.  Vehicles that were left on the road and not towed should be removed immediately or they will be treated by the city as abandoned and could be taken away at the owner's expense.

City residents and businesses are being urged to quickly clear sidewalks and other walkways of snow and ice as enforcement of the city's snow clearing ordinance resumes today.   Those in violation will be ticketed.

Although most of the plowing appears to have been completed, Bernaro admits some areas may have been missed.  He is urging anyone seeing any areas that remain unplowed to contact city officials immediately.

Residents are also being asked to assist the Lansing Fire Department by clearing any fire hydrants on their property of snow to make them more visible and readily available.