On Groundhog Day, many are hoping for an early spring but for now, we’re still dealing with winter. Some residents are also dealing with Des Moines’ new parking ordinance.
The City implemented a new policy where residents in five neighborhoods can only park on one side of the street after a snow storm.
It’s supposed to help plow roads faster.
Neighborhoods include Drake, Drake Park, Carpenter, River Bend and Sherman Hill but people are confused.
With the recent snow storm, public works crews began plowing streets on Thursday, 31st.
Under the new system, if it’s an odd numbered date, like the 31st, you park on the odd house numbered side of the street.
And crews plow the even house numbered side of the street.
But here’s where it got tricky.
The day after the 31st was the first of February so that meant two odd numbered days in a row.