Winter Parking season in Placer County runs from Nov. 1 - May 1. Parking is prohibited on roadway shoulders between these dates as defined inCounty Ordinance (Chapter 10, Article 12, Part 1). The purpose of the winter parking regulations are to:
- Reduce chance of damage to vehicle by snow removal equipment
- Prevent slowing of snow removal operation
Illegally parked vehicles may be ticketed/fined and/or towed. Don't assume the outside edge of berm is edge of roadway - snow will be removed to the stakes. This Placer County Code is in effect whether snow is on the roadway or not. 
1. Snow Removal. Placer County Public Works Roads Division. Accessed, 7 Apr. 2015.
2. Sheriff warns motorists of illegal winter parking in Tahoe. Tahoe Daily Tribune. December 29, 2011.