AKRON, Ohio — Cities across Northeast Ohio have issued snow emergency parking bans Sunday with heavy snowfall incoming.
Wadsworth has issued a parking ban, which will continue until all snowplow operations have been halted.
Brunswick has issued a parking ban which is in effect until 9 p.m. Monday.
Akron's parking ban will go into place at 8 p.m. on Sunday and continue until the storm ends.
Cuyahoga Falls' parking ban will go into place from 9 p.m. Sunday until 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Tallmadge's parking ban is in effect until 7 a.m. Tuesday.
Stow, Macedonia and Barberton have also issued parking bans during the winter weather event.
Summit County is under a Winter Storm Warning from 7 p.m. Sunday until 10 a.m. Monday and is projected to get five to eight inches of snow.
The City of Wooster has issued a snow parking ban from 8 p.m. Sunday until 8 p.m. Monday or until the snow has been sufficiently cleared from the streets and an announcement of the ban being lifted is made.
Orrville also issued a parking ban effective from 12 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday.
A Snow Emergency Parking Ban for the City of Cleveland is effective at 8 a.m. Monday until 8 a.m. Tuesday.
"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," said Karrie Howard, director of Public Safety for the City of Cleveland.
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.
Fairview Heights' parking ban is in effect until the storm is over and the streets are cleared.
Newburgh Heights has also issued a parking ban.
In Lakewood, parking bans are in effect anytime there is snowfall four inches or greater.
If your vehicle is parked on the street, you need to move it before the ban goes into place. Any vehicle parked in the street when the ban begins will be towed at the cost of the owner.
The cities said the parking bans help snowplow pre-treat the roads before the storm begins and clear the roads after.
In Parma, a parking ban is in effect beginning at 8 a.m. There will be no parking of vehicles on city streets until further notice. The city of Parma said residents will be notified once the parking ban is lifted.
In North Olmsted, a snow ban parking is in effect from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday.
Orange Village also issued a parking ban as they work to clear roads.
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