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Cities begin issuing parking bans ahead of winter storm arriving in Northeast Ohio

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Posted at 11:42 AM, Feb 01, 2022

CLEVELAND — In anticipation of a major winter storm that will bring heavy snow, ice, and rain to all of Northeast Ohio, cities have started issuing parking bans that prohibit motorists from parking their cars on city streets.

Cuyahoga County

  • Cleveland
    • Parking ban is in effect from 6 p.m. Wednesday until 8 a.m. Friday.
  • Bedford
    • Ban is effect from 5 p.m. Wednesday until 5 p.m. Friday.
  • Cleveland Heights
    • Ban is in effect from 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday at 7 a.m.
  • East Cleveland
    • Ban is from 4 p.m. Wednesday until 2 p.m. Saturday.
  • Lakewood
    • A parking ban is in place for the following streets:
      • Athens Avenue. (Carabel to Lincoln)
      • Belle Avenue. (Madison to Lake)
      • Berea Road. (Horseshoe Bridge to W. 117th)
      • Bunts Road. (Lakewood Heights Boulevard to Clifton Boulevard)
      • Clifton Boulevard. (Webb to W. 117th)
      • Delaware Avenue. (McKinely to Brown)
      • Detroit Avenue. (Gridley to W. 117th)
      • Lake Avenue. (Webb to W. 117th)
      • Lakewood Heights Boulevard. (Woodward to Horseshoe Bridge)
      • Madison Avenue. (Riverside to W. 117th)
      • Riverside Drive. (Sloane to Fischer)
      • W. 117th Street. (Berea to Edgewater)
      • Warren Road. (Lakewood Heights Boulevard to Clifton Boulevard)
      • West Clifton. (between Riverside and Clifton)
  • Newburgh Heights
    • The Village of Newburgh Heights has issued a parking ban effective 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2 that will remain in effect until 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5. Residents should move their vehicles from village streets to allow plows to clear the roads. Any cars not moved will be ticketed and towed.
  • North Royalton
    • Ban starts at 9 p.m. Wednesday and goes until noon Friday.
  • Parma
    • Ban starts at 4 p.m. Wednesday and will remain in effect until further notice.
  • Parma Heights
    • Ban starts at 4 p.m. and is in effect until further notice.
  • Rocky River
    • Parking ban will be in effect once two inches of snow has accumulated on the ground within a 24-hour period.
  • Shaker Heights
    • Ban in effect from 7 p.m. Wednesday to 4 p.m. Friday. Warming shelters are available. If you are in need of a warm place to go on Thursday, you can call 9-1-1 to be put in touch with the Shaker Heights Fire Department which will provide a place for you to shelter.
  • Warrensville Heights
    • Ban is in effect from 7 p.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Saturday.

Erie County

  • Sandusky
    • Sandusky police issued the following statement on FacebookTuesday: "We are requesting that motorists currently parked on Emergency Snow Routes remove their vehicles prior to the storm that is forecasted to begin late Wednesday night and continue through Thursday. Vehicles parked on these streets once the parking ban is in place will be subject to ticketing and towing. Please move your vehicles so the plows have room they need to clear the snow."

Geauga County

  • South Russell Village
    • Parking ban is in effect from 6 p.m. Wednesday until further notice. Parking on all streets is prohibited.

Lorain County

  • Elyria
    • A parking ban has been issued starting Wednesday at 6 p.m. and going until Sunday at 6 a.m." Residents are reminded to obey all current on-street parking pursuant to Elyria Ordinance 351-18 “Snow Emergency” that lists streets prohibiting parking of those designated streets; these streets are signed with“ no parking” when snow exceeds 4” (four) inches or more," the city said. CLICK HERE for a list of streets.
  • North Ridgeville
    • The city has issued an emergency snow band that will be in effect from noon on Wednesday, Feb. 2 until noon on Friday, Feb. 4. The ban prohibits parking on any city street when the snow exceeds 2 inches within 24 hours. This ban includes vehicles, large debris and anther other mobile objects.
  • Vermilion
    • No parking on city streets from 6 p.m. Wednesday until further notice.
  • Wellington
    • "With the very strong possibility of a large snowfall starting Wednesday night and continuing into Friday, please make arrangements to park your vehicles somewhere other than the streets. Not only is it the law but your neighbors and the Village plow crews will really appreciate your efforts," Wellington police said.

Medina County

  • Wadsworth
    • The snow ban goes into effect at 7 p.m. on Feb. 2.

Summit County

  • Cuyahoga Falls
    • Parking ban starts at 2 p.m. Wednesday and goes until 10 a.m. Saturday.
  • Macedonia
    • A parking ban is in effect from Wednesday at 5 p.m. to Saturday at noon. Parking in the streets will be prohibited.
  • Sagamore Hills
    • A parking ban is in effect from Wednesday at 5 p.m. until Friday at 4 p.m. or until further notice.
  • Stow
    • Ban goes into effect at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
  • Tallmadge
    • An emergency snow parking ban is in effect in the City of Tallmadge until 5 p.m. Friday.
  • Village of Silver Lake
    • Parking ban starts at 12 a.m. Thursday and goes until 4 p.m. Friday.

Stark County

  • Canton
    • Parking ban is in effect from 12 a.m. Thursday through 12:01 a.m. Sunday. The ban is for all streets within the city limits.
  • Village of Waynesburg
    • A snow emergency parking ban starts Wednesday at 6 p.m. until 4 p.m. Friday. Any vehicle parked on the side of the roads will be subject to towing, impounding and a citation at the owner’s expenses, the city said.

This list will continually be updated as more cities issues emergency snow bans.

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