The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Erie County beginning at 11:00pm Thursday, January 18 through 4:00am Saturday, January 20. There is a strong possibility that a parking ban will be placed on Emergency Snow Streets in the City of Sandusky. In preparation, we urge residents to not park vehicles on Emergency Snow Streets beginning at 11:00pm, Thursday, January 18. A parking ban goes into effect once snow accumulation exceeds two inches. The City will send out additional notifications if the parking ban goes into effect. An online map of Emergency Snow Streets is available at www.CityofSandusky.com/Snow.
Any vehicle parked on these streets during a parking ban may be ticketed or towed. The City also encourages residents who live on side streets to remove their cars from on-street parking spaces, if possible, to help crews more easily plow those streets. The City will send out additional communications once the parking ban has been lifted.
In addition, the City would like to make the public aware of the following snow and safety reminders:
Streets & Traffic
- During winter storms, City crews focus on keeping the snow routes and major streets open through the duration of the snow event. This allows essential and emergency travel around the city, even in the worst of conditions. Once the snow stops, the focus shifts to clearing the side streets and residential areas.
- Snowplow operators work hard to make roads passable, not perfect. All motorists should account for additional travel time during snow events and plan to GO SLOW while being mindful that plow operators cannot see directly behind their trucks and often stop or back-up. Keeping a safe distance behind a snowplow will protect you from possible injury and protect your car from materials that plows spread on slick roadways.
Sidewalks & Snow Removal on Private Property
- Many people rely on walking and transit as their primary way to get around, and without a wide, clear path through snow and ice, it is especially difficult for people with disabilities, seniors and children to walk safely. Please be mindful of your neighbors and remember that property owners are required to clear their sidewalks and adjacent sidewalk ramps during or immediately following winter storms. We strongly urge property owners to assist their neighbors who may not be physically capable of snow removal.
- Property owners who handle snow removal of parking lots and driveways are reminded not to push snow into the street or opposing tree lawn.
The City will post updated information at www.CityofSandusky.com/Snow, as well as on the City’s Facebook and Twitter accounts (@CityofSandusky).
Map of Emergency Snow Routes