Snow Emergency Response Update

Mayor's Office


Anchorage, AK – Yesterday, Mayor Dave Bronson signed a Snow Emergency Proclamation aimed at improving snow removal operations and ensuring public safety during the record-breaking snowstorm. According to the updated proclamation signed today, it is in effect from November 9, 2023, at 6 p.m. through November 17, 2023, at 6 p.m.

Under the emergency proclamation, residents are required to keep vehicles and objects out of the roadway. Please reference the map for streets owned and operated by the municipality that include Anchorage, Eagle River, and Girdwood snowplow routes: Street Owners and Maintenance Providers (

Per municipal code section 24.25.020 it shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the following activities:

  1. ​Stopping, Standing, or Leaving Unattended Vehicles on Snow Routes:
    1. Individuals are prohibited from stopping, standing, or leaving unattended vehicles or any other obstruction on any designated snow route.
  2. ​Street Closure Compliance:
    1. It is illegal to stop, stand, or leave unattended vehicles or any other obstruction on any street that the proclamation has closed to such activities.
  3. Obstructing Snow Removal:
    1. No person shall obstruct snow removal in any manner proscribed by the proclamation.
  4. Unattended Vehicles on Snow Routes:
    1. Leaving a vehicle unattended on a snow route is only permissible for the limited purpose of notifying another person of the need for assistance with the removal of that vehicle.
  5. ​Non-Compliance with Proclamation Terms:
    1. Operating or leaving an unattended vehicle in any manner contrary to the express terms of the proclamation is expressly forbidden.

These regulations have been implemented to ensure the efficient and safe removal of snow from city streets, allowing for improved emergency response and enhanced overall public safety.

Violators of these regulations may be subject to fines and other penalties as stipulated by local law. Mayor Dave Bronson urges all residents and visitors to familiarize themselves with these regulations and to comply with the proclamation to support a safer and more accessible community during these winter weather events.

​For frequent updates about the snow emergency response, please visit the Snow Emergency Update website at



Media Contact:

 Veronica Hoxie
Communications Director
Office of the Mayor