City of Cleveland’s Snow Plan Update – 01/3/2014 11:20 AM

Currently, the City of Cleveland has 55 pieces of snow removal equipment on the street working to clear residential zones. The pieces of equipment include 43 snow plows, 6 graders, 3 units from the Cleveland Division of Water and 3 units from the Division of Water Pollution Control. They may come out of the residential zones periodically to service mains and secondary streets as necessary – a possibility with more snow in the forecast. Crews will be working around the clock today. The primary and secondary roads throughout the city are in fair to good condition and traffic is moving effectively throughout the city.


Martin L. Flask, Director of Public Safety for the City of Cleveland, declared a Snow Emergency Parking Ban for the city of Cleveland at 1:00 p.m. yesterday. 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.

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.