CLEVELAND (WJW) — Multiple Northeast Ohio cities are issuing emergency parking bans during the winter storm.
The bans allow for easier snow removal and for vehicles to more easily navigate through streets. Cars found parked in designated areas could be towed.
Akron has issued a ban to start Monday at 6 a.m., running until the city says otherwise. During this time, vehicles will not be allowed to be parked on any main or residential streets.
Bath Township has issued a parking ban beginning Sunday at 10 p.m.
The city of Brecksville is starting a snow parking ban at 7 p.m. that will last until further notice.
Canal Fulton‘s parking ban starts at 9 a.m. Monday.
Cleveland has issued a parking ban that goes into effect at 8 a.m. on Tuesday and runs through 8 a.m. on Wednesday. Parking is not allowed on Snow Emergency streets, which are marked with red and white signs.
The city of Elyria has also issued a parking ban from noon on Monday through noon on Wednesday. The following streets are affected by the ban, according to the city:
- 2nd St. between East Ave. and West Ave.
- East Ave. and 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 city said the Washington Avenue public parking lot is available to those who need a place to park during the ban.
The City of Fairview Park has issued a parking ban through 6 a.m. Wednesday. Vehicles are not allowed on any city streets during this time.
The village of Grafton is reminding its residents that no parking is allowed on streets when there is more than two inches of snow or more.
The City of Green has issued a parking ban until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, February 21.
Mentor has a snow parking ban in effect until further notice.
Maple Heights has issued a snow parking ban starting at 9 p.m. Monday until further notice.
North Olmsted has issued a parking ban for Monday at 8 p.m. lasting through midnight Tuesday.
North Ridgeville‘s parking ban goes into effect Tuesday night at 5 p.m., as seen below:
Oak Harbor has issued a snow parking ban from 5 p.m. Monday until further notice.
An emergency snow parking ban is in effect in the City of Tallmadge until 5 am on Wednesday.
Wellington is advising that all vehicles be removed from village streets, as a snow parking ban is now in effect. No one can park on village streets when snow exceeds 2 inches.
Drivers are asked to be careful on the roads, and winter storm warnings have been issued in Northeast Ohio:
Parking ban updates will be added to this story as more are issued.