January 24, 2023

Towing risk: Remove on-street vehicles from marked snow routes by 11 p.m. tonight

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Several Purdue Administrative Operations departments, including the Purdue police, and West Lafayette police are urging students, staff and faculty on the West Lafayette campus to move their vehicles from streets signed as snow routes ahead of potentially significant snowfall and weather events this week. Moving vehicles will aid in snow removal efforts over the coming days if warranted.

Individuals parked on Purdue snow routes must move their vehicles between 5-11 p.m. today (Jan. 24) in order to avoid being ticketed and/or towed at the owner’s expense. This includes fraternity, sorority and cooperative life residents parked on the snow routes. These routes are shown in the map and listed below.

A complete list of Purdue snow routes includes the following: 

  • David Ross Road
  • Hilltop Drive
  • MacArthur Drive between Third Street and Mitch Daniels Boulevard (State Street)
  • Martin Jischke Drive from Mitch Daniels Boulevard (State Street) to Harrison Street
  • Ross-Ade Drive
  • Russell Street between Tower Drive and Stadium Avenue
  • Third Street west of Martin Jischke Drive
  • Tower Drive
  • University Street between Tower Drive and Stadium Avenue

Motorists who are parked on the following city of West Lafayette snow routes near campus must follow the city ordinance related to snow removal but are strongly encouraged to move their vehicles in advance:

  • Airport Road
  • Cherry Lane
  • First, Second, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth streets between Russell and University streets
  • Grant Street
  • Harrison Street/Williams Street from Martin Jischke Drive to Grant Street
  • MacArthur Drive between Mitch Daniels Boulevard (State Street) and Nimitz Drive
  • Mitch Daniels Boulevard
  • Russell Street between Stadium Avenue and Harrison Street
  • Stadium Avenue west of Grant Street
  • State Street
  • Waldron Street

Beginning at 5 p.m. today, the following locations are available for temporary parking with relaxed parking enforcement in spaces that do not require a 24/7 permit:

  • Grant Street Parking Garage (gates are open)
  • Harrison Street Parking Garage (gates are open)
  • McCutcheon Drive Parking Garage
  • Northwestern Avenue Parking Garage
  • Wood Street Parking Garage
  • Discovery Park lot (off Nimitz Drive and South Martin Jischke Drive)
  • The north end of the France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center lot (near Stadium Avenue)

Please note the University Street Parking Garage is not available for temporary parking. Regular parking enforcement will remain in place at that location.

Motorists are reminded that reserved and handicap spaces in all parking garages require special permits and will continue to be enforced during the snow event. Parking enforcement will remain in effect for all other campus parking locations that require a permit.

If a vehicle is towed from one of the snow routes listed above, please contact the Purdue University Police dispatch center at 765-494-8221 to determine the location of the vehicle. 

Information about university and city of West Lafayette snow routes, processes and the map are available online.

CityBus service may be available from alternate parking locations or close by to aid in getting motorists to their final destinations. All campus route maps and schedules are available on the CityBus website. CityBus also offers real-time GPS tracking of buses on the Where Is the Bus? webpage or on the MyCityBus mobile app.

A parking update will be provided Wednesday (Jan. 25).

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