Winter Weather Update – December 15 @1pm

Watch press conference here.

The Department of Public Works reports that main/secondary thoroughfares are in fair to poor condition and 44 snow removal crews are currently deployed to service main and secondary streets. Wind is blowing snow and causing additional snow coverage on roads.

Once the mains and secondary roads are cleared, trucks will move into residential streets – based on current forecasts that should be around 4 pm. Once trucks move to residential streets all roads should be cleared within 48 hours.  This could change if winds do not subside and/or more snowfalls.

The parking ban is in effect and will remain in effect until further notice.

The best way to fight off the cold is to stay indoors, with heat! If your home is inadequately heated, go to a neighbor’s or relative’s house.  Make sure to check on neighbors, especially those who are elderly or have small children. Bring your pets indoors.

The City of Cleveland has opened two warming centers.

  • West – Michael J. Zone, 6301 Lorain Road (corner of West 65th Street and Lorain)
  • East – Zelma George, 3155 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.img_0060

The City of Cleveland encourages residents to:

  • Please park off-street whenever possible. This allows plows to have curb-to-curb access and clear streets of snow more effectively.
  • 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 and remember not to “block the box” at intersections.
  • Allow extra travel time. Take it slow in ice and snow.
  • If you must go outdoors, dress in warm clothing and layers. Cover your head, hands and nose. Limit time spent outside.
  • Pay attention to local news for weather advisories.
  • Follow the City’s blog or on Twitter @CityofCleveland for updates.