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Snowden Grove residents fed up with concert traffic

Traffic in a Snowden Grove resident's yard after a concert at the nearby amphitheater. Traffic in a Snowden Grove resident's yard after a concert at the nearby amphitheater.

(WMC-TV) - Residents of Southaven's Snowden Grove subdivision are getting fed up with concert traffic.

Recent increases in traffic and illegal parking after events at the neighboring Snowden Grove Amphitheater have many residents fuming.

In an email to Action News 5, one resident wrote, "For the last three years I have been battling with the Mayor's office about parking for the events held across the street. We end up with huge overflow of traffic that comes into our neighborhood, parking sometimes in our yards and blocking our drives."

SLIDESHOW: See pictures sent along with the email of traffic after a recent concert

Thursday, Southaven Mayor Greg Davis said me he recently met with residents about the issue at a meeting of the town's Board of Aldermen.

"Instead of just a no parking, we turned it into a towing zone, and so hopefully that will keep people from parking there," Davis said. "If not, we'll tow them."

Davis stopped short of saying streets in Snowden Grove should be closed to the public altogether on concert night, as some residents have suggested.

"We've got to be concerned about traffic flow on public streets, and emergency vehicle access to that subdivision," he said. "If we shut off those two streets she wants, our fire department, which maybe has about a two minute response time, would have to travel an extra three miles to get to their house."

Davis said he also with Snowden Grove's Homeowners Association, and may be willing to turn some streets in the community into pedestrian walkways to prevent anyone from parking or driving on them.

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