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Communities across Northeast Ohio issue parking bans due to snow

Posted at 3:30 PM, Dec 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 09:04:30-05

CANTON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Communities across Northeast Ohio have issued parking bans due to the amount of snow.

The bans are in effect for the following communities:

  • Cleveland will issue a snow ban from 8 p.m. on Tuesday until 8 a.m. on Wednesday.
  • Canton Township from Monday, Nov. 30 at 8 PM until Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 8 a.m.
  • City of Lorain starting at midnight Tues. Dec. 1.
  • City of Parma issued a snow parking ban until further notice.
  • Maple Heights has issued a snow parking ban beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday
  • The City of Brunswick issued a snow parking ban that has been extended for another 24 hours beginning Dec. 2.
  • The Village of Newburgh Heights has issued a no parking snow ban effective immediately and until further notice. Residents should remove move their vehicles from the village streets to allow crews the opportunity to clear the streets.

Paul Barnett, Service Director with the City of Brunswick told News 5 it's crucial residents honor the snow parking ban, and give snow plow operators the space they need to get the job done safely.

“It was a super heavy snow storm, that’s extremely wet," Barnett said.

“Some of the narrow roads, our plows can’t get down it if there are cars parked. So we may get some people who call and say hey you didn’t do my cul-de-sac, well we couldn’t get down it because a car was parked there."

Barnett recommended motorist give snow plow operators at least four car lengths of space on all side whenever possible.

“The rear ends of these trucks are sliding all over the place, we’ve had a couple slide-off the roadway into ditches,” Barnett said.

“We did some pre-salting, we knew this was coming in. What that does is it creates a brine on the roadway surface, so that the snow that falls on it can’t compact onto the roadway.”

“Right now these guys are working 16-hour shifts. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen a plow truck and a car collide, and let me tell you, I’ve been doing this for 30-years, I’ve never seen the plow truck lose.”

Joe Delsanter, Brunswick Councilman-at-large told News 5 first time violators of the parking ban will be issued a $20 ticket, but he said if there is a second violation, within back-to-back police shifts, the vehicle could be towed away.

Delsanter is also urging Brunswick homeowners to keep plowed or shoveled snow on their properties and off of side streets.

“When you’re throwing that snow out into the street, you’re actually adding more slick and sometimes piles of obstructions that can cause vehicles to go out of control,” Delsanter said.

"For everyone's safety and being good neighbors, make sure when your blowing your snow, please do not throw it back onto the street."

News 5 will continue to update this list as more parking bans are announced.

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