City of Cleveland Reminds Residents of Preparedness Efforts for Winter Storm

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Ahead of a forecasted winter storm, City of Cleveland officials today remind residents and commuters of the strong measures in place to combat winter weather.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 3 p.m. on March 8, 2018 to 1 p.m. on March 9, 2018. Click here to view the full forecast for Cleveland.

The Division of Streets currently has 45 snowplows on city streets, putting salt on hills, bridges, and other critical locations. Crews are ready to transition to snowplowing as the snow begins to accumulate. Snow crews are prepared in advance of the predicted snow fall today with 9,800 tons of salt. Each truck is equipped with the Automated Vehicle Locator system (AVL). The AVL system allows the City to track its fleet and be more efficient in its snow removal operations.

Download preparedness and safety tips for the public here.

The City’s geographic information system (GIS) allows users to see the streets affected by snow emergency parking bans.

City recreation centers will be open during regularly scheduled hours today and throughout the week. Residents may check locations and times for each recreation center here.

Winter weather brings many challenges for citizens and in order to stay abreast of emergencies during this winter season, the City encourages everyone to sign up for CodeRED, its easy-to-use app. Download or sign up online via the link.

Directors from Public Utilities, Public Works, Public Safety and Port Control held a press conference at the beginning of the 2017-2018 snow season to provide insights on the city’s strategic approach. View the press conference here.