Snow Emergency Parking Ban LIFTED

CLEVELAND – Michael McGrath, Director of Public Safety for the City of Cleveland, will officially end the Snow Emergency Parking Ban today at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 18, 2014. As a result, the prohibitions and restrictions that were placed on stopping, standing, and parking vehicles on posted Snow Emergency streets have been lifted. The ban was made effective 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2014,in order to give plows the ability to clear roadways, reduce traffic congestion and enable utility crews and first responders access to emergency situations and critical services.

However motorists are still encouraged to avoid parking vehicles on all city streets even though the parking ban has been lifted. This will allow snow plows sufficient time to remove snow and ice from the roadways.

 

 

Snow Emergency Parking Ban

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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 6a.m.. on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. 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 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 un-passable. Vehicles left parked in the roadway prevent snowplows from clearing streets, which can make driving down these streets impossible. The resultant 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.