Traffic/Weather Update: SNOW (PARKING) BAN CONTINUES


Road conditions continue to be hazardous making vehicle travel difficult and dangerous. Most freeways and main roads have been plowed, however continued snowfall and high winds/blowing snow continue to make driving and visibility a challenge. Many side streets are still very snowy.

Citizens are strongly encouraged to travel only if absolutely necessary. Be sure to slow down and give police, fire, EMS and all work crews plenty of room to work on roadways. Also, due to dropping temperatures and unsafe conditions, citizens are strongly encouraged to bring pets inside or provide adequate shelter and warmth

Snow Emergency Parking Ban Declared – Parking prohibited on streets on which signs are posted

Snow Emergency Parking Ban Declared

Parking prohibited on streets on which signs are posted

CLEVELAND – 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 7:00 pm on Saturday, January 19, 2019. 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.

Police seek to identify male as a person of interest in an Aggravated Robbery

The Cleveland Division of Police is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest. On December 4, 2018 at approximately 9:35 am, officers responded to Claasen ave for an aggravated robbery in which the victim was robbed at gunpoint and vehicle taken. The victim’s vehicle was later recovered. If you have any information, please call the 4th District Detective bureau at (216) 623-5418 or (216) 621-1234.



Police warn the public that celebratory gunfire is dangerous. Seriously, can we stop doing this?

City of Cleveland Reminds Public about Dangers of

Celebratory Gunfire 

CLEVELAND – As New Year’s Eve approaches, the City of Cleveland reminds the public that not only is celebratory gunfire illegal, but also dangerous. The consequences and risks can be significant. 

In any area, but especially in a densely populated urban area like Cleveland, the consequences of celebrating New Year’s Eve or any other occasion with a gun can be devastating. The intention may be a celebratory shot toward the sky, but the consequences of that moment can be disastrous for a neighbor or someone blocks away, causing injury or death. 

The City of Cleveland also warns the public on the dangers of celebratory fireworks. Fireworks are not only illegal to possess and discharge without a permit, but they can be hazardous and ignite a fire that could quickly get out of control. 

Safety forces will be on duty throughout the neighborhoods of the City of Cleveland on New Year’s Eve. Police, fire and emergency medical service personnel will be alert, patrolling and ready, but safety starts at home in the neighborhood.