Cities issue parking bans, counties issue snow emergencies

Cities issue parking bans, counties issue snow emergencies

NORTHEAST OHIO (WOIO) - Several cities have issued parking bans Wednesday, due to heavy snowfall. Some counties have even issued snow emergencies.

Snow Emergencies:

Huron County has issued a Level 2 Snow Emergency. Under a Level 2 Snow Emergency, roads may have blowing and drifting snow, as well as ice. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be on the roads. Drivers should use extreme caution.

Ashland County and Erie County have issued a Level 1 Snow Emergency. Roads are snow covered and slippery. Drive with caution and allow extra time to reach your destination.

Parking Bans:

-Cleveland: The city has issued a snow emergency parking ban effective at 9 p.m. Wednesday until further notice. Stopping, standing and parking vehicles of vehicles will be restricted on city streets with posted red and white signs. Parking is prohibited on snow emergency streets.

-North Royalton: Parking ban effective immediately.

-Brunswick: Parking ban in effect for the next 24 hours.

-Lorain: The city has issued a citywide emergency snow ban effective 7 p.m. Wednesday. This snow ban will remain in effect until further notice. 

-Plain Township has issued a winter weather parking ban in effect until midnight Thursday.

-Brooklyn: Parking ban effective immediately until further notice.

-Chester Township: Snow parking ban effective immediately through 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

-Newburgh Heights: A snow parking ban is effective immediately until further notice. 

As always, motorists are reminded to use extra caution when driving during these winter weather conditions. Violators who park on city streets may be ticketed or towed. Keeping streets clear makes it easier for snow plows to remove ice and snow.

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