CLEVELAND – The City of Cleveland has its snow removal fleet out on the road. Throughout the day today, the Division of Streets will staff 42-45 drivers to focus on main roadways and residential areas as temperatures are expected to remain below freezing. There is plenty of salt on hand.
Residents are urged to take proper precautions to keep themselves safe in the cold weather and while shoveling snow. Click here for a list of cold weather tips.
- The City of Cleveland encourages residents to:
- Park off-street whenever possible to give snow plows the ability to plow streets curb-to-curb.
- Stay off the streets as much as possible for their own personal safety and to allow snow plows greater access to the city’s roadways.
- If you must travel, use caution, allow extra time, and remember not to “block the box” at intersections.
- Residents with snow removal concerns should call (216) 664-2510.
Updates will be available as the forecasted snow event progresses. Visit ready.gov for more information on how to make an emergency plan and supply kit. Pay attention to local news for weather advisories and visit http://www.city.cleveland.oh.us/ and clecityhall.com for up-to-date information from the City of Cleveland.
Martin L. Flask, Director of Public Safety for the City of Cleveland, has declared a Snow Emergency Parking Ban for the city of Cleveland effective at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2014. As a result, stopping, standing, and parking of vehicles will be restricted and prohibited on City streets with posted red and white signs UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Parking is prohibited on designated Snow Emergency streets, which are identified as necessary for transportation, the movement of food and fuel supplies, medical care, fire, health and police protection and other vital facilities of the City. Significant snowfall can cause streets to become congested and un-passable. Vehicles left parked in the roadway prevent snowplows from clearing streets, which can make driving down these streets impossible. The resultant bottlenecks and gridlock can hamper response by emergency vehicles. For this reason, citizens are encouraged to avoid parking vehicles on all city streets to allow snow plows sufficient time to remove snow and ice from the roads.