Cleveland – Michael McGrath, Director of Public Safety for the City of Cleveland, has declared a snow emergency parking ban for the City of Cleveland effective at 3:00 pm on Saturday, February 14, 2015. 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 snow emergency streets, which are identified as necessary for transportation, the movement of food and fuel, supplies, medical care, fire, health, police protection, and other vital city services. Significant snowfall can cause streets to become congested and impassable. Vehicles left in the roadway can prevent snow plows from clearing streets, which can make driving down these streets difficult. The resultant bottleneck can hamper emergency response.
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.
The Cleveland Division of Police reports hazardous driving conditions on city streets due to weather conditions. Road conditions and visibility are poor. Citizens are advised to limit travel if possible based on today’s weather.