CLEVELAND – Karrie D. Howard, Director of Public Safety for the City of Cleveland, has declared a Snow Emergency Parking Ban for the City of Cleveland effective at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 until 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. As a result, stopping, standing and parking of vehicles will be restricted and prohibited on City streets with posted red and white signs.
Parking is prohibited on designated Snow Emergency streets, which are identified as necessary for transportation, the movement of food and fuel supplies, medical care, fire, health and police protection and other vital facilities of the City. Significant snowfall can cause streets to become congested and impassable.
Vehicles left parked in the roadway prevent snowplows from clearing streets, which can make driving down these streets impossible. Resulting bottlenecks and gridlock can hamper response by emergency vehicles. 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.
We advise residents to stay home if possible due to the inclement weather. We will continue to run 40 plows throughout the day to clear City streets, with priority going to main streets, hills and bridges.
We have in our supply:
– 12K tons of salt
– 18K gallons of liquid deicer
Please be careful on the road and be patient as our plows are expected to be dealing with continuous snow fall.