City of Cleveland’s Winter Weather Update – 01/03/2014 5:00 PM

As of 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 3rd, snow removal crews remain focused on impacting residential streets and will continue to do so throughout the night. A parking ban is still in effect on designated city streets, identified by red and white parking ban signs.

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This allows snow plows to clear streets curb-to-curb.  Residents are encouraged to 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. Snow removal crews may come out of the residential zones periodically to service mains and secondary streets as necessary – a possibility with more snow in the forecast.

All 55 units of our snow removal crews will continue working around the clock.  The primary and secondary roads throughout the city are in fair to good condition and traffic is moving effectively throughout 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.

About Daniel Williams

City of Cleveland, Ohio, Director of Media Relations

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