Release Date: February 15,2021
City of Akron Issues Snow Emergency Parking Ban in Advance of Winter Storm
Akron, Ohio, February 14, 2021 – The City of Akron has issued a snow emergency parking ban starting at 6 a.m. Monday, February 15 and continuing until further notice in advance of the approaching winter storms. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning starting at 1 a.m. Monday for heavy snow with total accumulations of 8 to 10 inches. Locally, higher amounts up to 12 inches are possible by Tuesday afternoon.
As part of Mayor Horrigan and Akron City Council’s improved five-point snow and ice strategy, earlier notification of parking bans was recommended to increase public participation in removing vehicles from the street to facilitate better snow and ice control operations. The ability to pre-treat the full roadway widths before the snow event and continuing that treatment during and after the event will allow the City to clear streets as quickly and effectively as possible. A parking ban will also facilitate easier City trash and recycling collections, which can be difficult during these challenging weather conditions. Although Monday is a Holiday, it is a normal collection day for these services.
Parking bans are issued to facilitate the clearing of streets and to expedite the free flow of vehicular traffic. Motor Vehicles shall not be parked on main streets or residential streets during parking bans. All motor vehicles parked prior to the issuance shall be removed by the owners or operators thereof. Any vehicle parked in violation of this prohibition shall be removed (towed) by the City and the owner or operator shall be subject to the penalties, fees and costs established for a parking infraction per Akron City code.
Questions or concerns regarding snow removal? Please contact the Mayor’s Action Center at 3-1-1, (330) 375-2311 or www.akronohio.gov/311.