Before the city crews can plow the snow, the big vehicles parked on the streets need to go.

With winter approaching, the City of Casper reminds citizens that it is illegal to store recreational vehicles, boats, camper trailers, horse trailers and the like on a street for more than five days in any 30-day period, according to a news release from the city manager's office.

That becomes especially important because of drifting and blowing snow, poor visibility, icy road conditions, and other winter hazards.

The city's Code Enforcement Department is asking residents to take the initiative and remove their RVs and trailers from the streets.

Recreational vehicles that remain on the street for more than five days may receive a courtesy flyer, a letter, or a notice of violation, according to the news release.

RVs, trailers and the like may be stored on private property. However, their owners should be aware of any sight distance issues that might be created by doing that.

For more information, contact the Code Enforcement Department for the City of Casper at 235-8254 or on the web at www.casperwy.gov.