City of Cleveland Snow Event Update

January 31, 2017

City of Cleveland Streets:

The emergency snow parking ban remains in effect until further notice.

This morning there are 57 – Snow Plows and 9 – Road Graders on the streets conducting snow removal operations.

Due to the snow fall last evening and this morning we have turned our efforts back onto the mains. However, before pulling out of the residential streets we were able to clear over 80% of the 292 subsections in the residential streets.

We estimate returning back to residential streets by noon today.

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport:

Over the past 24 hours Cleveland Hopkins International Airport has been fully staffed in accordance with the FAA approved Snow and Ice Plan allowing us to keep ahead of the snow fall. A total of 2.3 inches fell overnight bringing the season total up to 20 inches compared to 8.8 inches during the same period last year.

Waste Collection Holiday Schedule

The Department of Public Works, Division of Waste Collection’s Holiday Waste Pick-up Schedule, which includes information on Bulk Pick-Up, is now available on the City’s homepage (
The next City holiday is February 20th to observe Presidents’ Day. However, there will be NO delay in waste collection that week.
Bulk Waste Collection will now take place every first full week of the month.

City-wide Snow Removal Operations Update

Monday, January 30, 2107, 11:00 a.m.

Monday, January 30, 2017 the City of Cleveland provided an update on the City’s and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport’s snow removal operations and the plan moving forward.

Cleveland Department of Public Works:

The City of Cleveland Chief of Operations, Darnell Brown and Director of Public Works, Michael Cox, provided an overview of snow removal operations that have been taking place since noon yesterday, January 29, 2017.

“The City of Cleveland continues to implement the systematic approach to snow removal operations,” said Chief Brown. “This has proven to be the most effective methodology for efficient service delivery for our snow removal operations.”

At noon yesterday snow removal crews began preparing for the snow event. They brought the 2nd shift Sunday, to distribute salt and liquid deicer in advance of the snow event.

The snow crews will work 12 hour shifts until further notice.

Currently, first shift has 69 snow removal vehicles on streets plowing main and secondary roads. This includes eight large road graders. Beginning at noon today all resources transitioned to residential streets.

Today the second shift (3:00 p.m.) will have 74 snow removal vehicles including 12 road graders.   The third shift will have 54 snow removal vehicles on the street with an additional 12 road graders.  We will also have additional crews from Public Works and Public Utilities working and the City has 33,000 tons of salt on hand.

The Snow Parking Ban began at 11:00 a.m. and will remain in effect until further notice. In addition to the regular parking ban streets, we ask residents who can to park their vehicles off the residential streets so we can clear the streets from curb to curb.

Crews worked to clear main and secondary streets until noon today and then transitioned to residential streets.

In the event this next band of snow causes the main and secondary streets to return to poor conditions we will turn our snow removal efforts back to the main and secondary streets.


Cleveland Hopkins International Airport:

The City of Cleveland Director of Port Control, Robert Kennedy, provided an overview of the snow removal operation as of this morning.

The Cleveland Hopkins International Airport experienced 2 runway closures this morning due to heavy snow and reduced visibility with little impact to operations.

Hopkins Airport has maintained full compliance with the FAA Snow and Ice Control Plan and has been fully staffed for each snow event this snow season.

Operating a safe airfield is and always has been the number 1 priority.

Hopkins Airport is currently operating at full capacity and is preparing for another snow event predicted for tonight.

Media Availability City-wide Snow Removal Operations Update

Monday, January 30, 2017 the City of Cleveland invites media to attend an update on City-wide Snow Removal Operations update and the plan moving forward.


  • City of Cleveland Chief of Operations Darnell Brown
  • City of Cleveland Director of Public Works Michael Cox
  • City of Cleveland Director of Port Control Robert Kennedy

WHAT: City of Cleveland and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Snow Removal Update

WHEN: Monday, January 30, 2017, 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: City of Cleveland – Stamps Service Center , 4150 South Marginal Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44114




Cleveland Fire Receives New Fire Engine

Cleveland Division of Fire Receives and Demonstrates New Fire Engine’s Capabilities


The City of Cleveland received one of three new fire apparatus for the Division of Fire. Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo provided a demonstration of the new Engine’s capabilities and features to the media today. This truck, Engine 6,  will provide service in the Lee – Harvard neighborhood.

“The safety of all Clevelanders and our first responders is our priority,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “This new engine provides firefighters with a reliable vehicle to put out fires and save lives in this neighborhood. At the same time, its Chevron reflectors and LED lights keep our firefighters safer when they are responding to emergencies.”

The Rosenbauer Commander fire engine is a two stage pump capable of delivering 1,500 gallons of water per minute. It also features Chevron reflectors on the back and front of the engine and LED lights all of which provides a highly visible presence for an additional layer of protection.

For environmental protection, the engine has a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system. The system meets the Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) emissions standards by reducing the pollutants caused by diesel fuel exhaust.

Engine 6 is the latest but not the last fire apparatus that the Division of Fire will receive. “Cleveland Division of Fire will receive two additional trucks in the coming months,” said Chief Angelo Calvillo. “One is a Fire Engine like the one you see here today and the other is a Ladder Truck.”

Fire Engine 6 Rosenbauer truck cost an estimated $384,766.00 and is a state-of-the-art Fire Engine Pump.

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Cleveland Division of Fire Training Demonstration

January 25, 2017

Chief of Fire, Angelo Calvillo, invites media to observe a training demonstration on the new apparatus for Engine 6, the Division’s newest Fire Engine Pumper.

The Rosenbauer Pumper will be on display and Chief Calvillo will provide demonstrators to highlight the capabilities of the apparatus. Engine 6 is assigned to Fire Station 6 located in the Lee-Harvard neighborhood.

The event will take place on January 26, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

WHO:          Chief of Fire Angelo Calvillo

WHAT:        Division of Fire Engine 6 Pumper Demonstration

WHEN:        Thursday, January 26, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

WHERE:     Cleveland Division of Fire, Fire Station 6, 17210 Harvard Avenue, Cleveland, OH                       44128

Bring Love Home With a New Pet This February

Cleveland Animal Care & Control Joins Best Friends Animal Society National February Pet Adoption Promotion

January 24, 2017

Right now, the perfect pet is ready to add a little love to your life. This Valentine’s Day, brighten your world by adopting one of Cleveland Animal Care & Control’s deserving rescued pets through the CITY DOGS program.

“This is a good opportunity to adopt a rescue pet,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “Go to the Cleveland Animal Care & Control kennel and take home a rescue pet today.”

The Cleveland Animal Care & Control (CACC) is joining national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society, along with various animal rescue groups and shelters across the country, in the “Give Love” annual animal adoption campaign starting February 1 and running through February 14, 2017.

“Give Love to homeless pets this February by providing your new pet with a family to call their own. The Cleveland Animal Care & Control is dedicated to bringing great families together with the pets we rescue,” said Ed Jamison, Chief Animal Control Officer.

“On any given day, we have 50 to 70 CITY DOGS that are eager to prove how awesome rescued pets are.”

“Starting February 1st through Valentine’s Day, you can add some love to your life, for a special adoption fee of $14, by bringing home a furry friend your whole family will love,” said Jamison.

The CACC is an active partner in Best Friends No More Homeless Pets® Network, which offers help and support to animal rescue groups that save lives in their communities.

“We have many wonderful CITY DOGS in the kennel and in foster care waiting for loving and forever homes. When you choose to adopt, you not only save that animal’s life, you create the space to help us save more homeless pets in our community,” said Jamison. “We are proud to partner with Best Friends on this “Give Love” February adoption promotion. We really believe together we can save them all.”

For full details about the “Give Love” pet adoption special, please contact CACC at 216-664-3476 or  and view adoptable CITY DOGS by visiting

Please Note: The purchase of a Cuyahoga County license is required at the time of adoption and is available at the kennel when you select your rescue pet. The cost of a license is $21.00.

About CITY DOGS Cleveland

The CITY DOGS is a program of Cleveland Animal Care and Control.   The CITY DOGS mission is to increase adoptions from the City Kennel by changing the image of the pit bull-type dogs who make up the majority of the kennel population, by preparing all adoptable dogs in the kennel for lives in loving homes and by creating as many opportunities as possible for the public to meet and get to know our dogs for the terrific pets they are meant to be. The CITY DOGS ready for adoption can be viewed at Meetings can be arranged by emailing Adoption includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccines, a microchip, license, and a month of free pet health insurance.

About Best Friends Animal Society®

Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization dedicated exclusively to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. A leader in the no-kill movement, Best Friends runs the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, adoption centers and spays and neuter facilities in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. In addition, they offer lifesaving programs in partnership with more than 1,600 rescue groups and shelters across the country. Since its founding in 1984, Best Friends has helped reduce the number of animals killed in American shelters from 17 million per year to an estimated 4 million. By continuing to build effective initiatives that reduce the number of animals entering shelters and increase the number who find homes, Best Friends and its nationwide network of members and partners are working to Save Them All®.

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