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Several Northeast Ohio cities issue snow emergency parking bans ahead of winter storm

Emergency snow ban
Posted at 3:28 PM, Feb 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 17:01:41-05

AKRON, Ohio — Several Northeast Ohio cities have issued snow emergency parking ban ahead of a winter storm that is going to hit Northeast Ohio on Monday.


A Snow Emergency Parking Ban has been declared for the entire city effective from 8 a.m. Tuesday until 8 a.m. Wednesday. Stopping, standing and parking of all vehicles will be restricted and prohibited on city streets with posted red and white signs.


The parking ban will begin Monday at 6 a.m. and be in place until further notice. Any vehicle parked in violation of the ban will be towed by the city. A Winter Storm Warning goes into effect at 1 a.m. Monday.

Cuyahoga Falls

A citywide parking ban will be in effect from 8 a.m. Monday through 10 p.m. Tuesday to assist street crews in clearing off roadways, according to a news release. Cars parked on city streets will be ticketed and are subject to towing.

Fairview Park

A parking ban has been issued for Fairview Park until 3 p.m. Tuesday. For a full list of streets under the ban, click here.

The City of Orrville has issued a parking ban beginning at 2 p.m. Monday until 7 p.m. Tuesday


Noon Monday to Noon Wednesday.

Village of Grafton

A snow ban is in effect when there is two inches of snow or more - no parking on any of the Village of Grafton streets.

Village of La Grange

A snow parking ban will be in effect when snowfall exceeds 2 inches. They are predicting snowfall over 2 inches starting Sunday night.

Newburgh Heights

The Village of Newburgh Heights has extended the parking ban until further notice.

Warrensville Heights

Warrensville Heights has issued a parking ban from 1:00 a.m. Monday through Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. Parking of all vehicles upon any city streets is prohibited. Any vehicle parking in violation of this ban shall be towed away and charged in accordance, officials said.

A snow emergency parking ban has been issued for Mentor when snow accumulation exceeds 2 inches, the city said in a statement.


An emergency snow parking ban is in effect in the City of Tallmadge until 5 a.m. on Wednesday.


A news release from the city states:

In anticipation of the forecasted snow event, the City of Elyria has issued a snow parking ban beginning noon Monday, February 15, 2021 through noon Wednesday, February 17, 2021.

Residents are reminded to obey all current on-street parking pursuant to Elyria Codified Ordinance 351.18 Snow Emergency, prohibiting parking on designated streets (see list below) with no parking signs when snow exceeds four inches (4”) or more.

The designated streets are listed below:​

  • 2nd St. between East Ave. and West Ave.
  • East Ave. & Broad St.
  • East Ave. between 4th and 16th St. - Northbound lane, east side of roadway
  • East River St. between Eastern Heights Blvd. and Lincoln St.
  • Garford Ave. between Colgate and Eastern Heights Blvd.
  • Kerstetter Way between Broad and West Ave.
  • Middle Ave. between 3rd and 16th St.
  • Oakdale Circle between Defiance Ave. and South Abbe Rd.
  • Ohio St. between Washington Ave. and Gulf Rd.
  • Park Ave. between Michigan Ave. and Oxford Ave.
  • Ridge St. between East River St. and E. Bridge St.
  • University Avenue between E. River St. and South Abbe Rd.
  • Washington Ave. between Broad and Ohio St.
  • West Ave. between 4th St. and Oberlin Rd.
  • Whitman Blvd. between N. Abbe Rd. and Gulf Rd.
  • Winckles St. between Taylor and Clark St.

The parking ban will be enforced by the Elyria Police Department.

Residents throughout the city that are not in designated snow emergency areas, are still encouraged to remove vehicles from on street parking for the duration of the ban. The City of Elyria will ensure the Washington Avenue public parking lot is available for those in need of a location to park their vehicle(s).

Motorists are reminded to use caution during the upcoming weather event and are deeply encouraged to limit any unnecessary travel.

The City of Elyria will utilize all resources to keep main roads, bridges, hills, and curves cleared during the weather event, and, with all available resources deployed to begin secondary and side streets after the height of the storm has passed.


An emergency snow parking ban is in place until further notice.


The city's snow parking ban is in place until 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

Eight to 10 inches of snowfall is expected in some areas.

RELATED: Get ready for some snow early next week as Winter Storm Warning issued for multiple Northeast Ohio counties

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