City of Cleveland prepares for snow - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

City of Cleveland prepares for snow

In anticipation of the forecasted snow event, the City of Cleveland has its snow removal fleet of 51 trucks and 14 road graders ready to be deployed as soon as the snow hits the ground.

There will be at least 50 drivers on-duty around the clock for the next 24 to 48 hours with 20 auxiliary crews on standby should the snow fall exceed 8-10 inches. Depending on the conditions, some of the crews working on the main thoroughfares may transition to residential streets to plow. The Division of Streets currently has 17,113 tons of salt on-hand.


When and if snow accumulation exceeds 2 inches or more, the Public Safety Director of the City of Cleveland may enact a Snow Emergency Parking Ban. This will allow snow plows sufficient time to remove snow and ice and move through city streets at a good pace. When a snow ban goes into effect, stopping, standing, and parking of vehicles will be restricted and prohibited on City streets with posted red and white signs.

Once the parking ban begins it will continue UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE; anyone who fails to comply will be ticketed and towed. To ensure that plows can service the entire width of the street curb-to-curb, the City of Cleveland is requesting voluntary compliance from residents who normally park in areas that do not have parking bans. Therefore, we are encouraging people to secure off-street parking prior to any major snow fall. Parking bans are designated on streets that are identified as necessary thoroughfares for the transportation of food, fuel supplies, medical care, health emergencies and fire and police protection.

Updates will be available as the forecasted snow event progresses. Residents with snow removal concerns should call (216) 664-2510.

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