Steady snow keeps City’s 50 plows and 12 graders on main streets

IMG_9910aWinter Weather Update – 4:30 AM, February 5, 2014

As snow continues to fall steadily, 50 snow plows and 12 road graders continue to work on the City’s main streets. A parking ban is in effect.

For the morning commute, the City of Cleveland encourages all motorists to build in extra travel time in order to reach their destinations. 26 traffic control officers and police officers will be stationed at key locations to help keep traffic moving.

In addition, Don’t Block the Box when traveling. Ensure you can move all the way through an intersection before the traffic signal changes. Stopping in the middle of an intersection prohibits oncoming vehicles from passing through that intersection and can result in grid lock.

Key points of the snow plan include:

  • There will not be any closures or delayed start time for City personnel.  All city personnel should report for their regularly scheduled shift.
  • Snow crews will clear main streets and secondary routes before transitioning into residential streets, based on conditions in the City’s six snow removal districts.
  • Bridges and hills will be salted as needed.
  • Motor vehicle maintenance crews will be available around the clock to service the snow fleet as needed.
  • A parking ban went in to effect at 11 p.m. Tuesday, February 4.  As a result, once the parking ban begins, stopping, standing, and parking of vehicles will be restricted and prohibited on City streets with posted red and white signs UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Anyone who fails to comply will be ticketed and towed.
  • The City of Cleveland is requesting voluntary compliance from residents who park on streets that are not included in the ban. Parking off street whenever possible helps ensure that plows can service the entire width of the street – curb-to-curb.

Additional updates will be provided as the day progresses.