In anticipation of potentially signficant snowfall this evening and into the weekend, the City’s Public Service Director has announced the planned use of a snow emergency parking ban that will go into effect at 8 pm Friday, January 9th, and remain in effect until 8 pm Sunday, January 11th. The early announcement is intended to provide residents the chance to make arrangements for parking their vehicles off the streets in advance of the storm so that when the snow arrives the crews can quickly clear the snow without having to plow in and around parked cars. We realize this is an inconvenience but it really makes a big difference in the effeciency and effectiveness of the plowing operations so your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Snow Parking Ban in Kent
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 9, 2009THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICE FOR THE CITY OF KENT HAS ANNOUNCED THAT A SNOW EMERGENCY PARKING BAN WILL BE PLACED INTO EFFECT AT 8:00PM FRIDAY, JANUARY 9TH, 2009 AND WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL 8:00PM SUNDAY, JANUARY 11TH, 2009.
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE THE PUBLIC SUFFICIENT TIME TO REMOVE VEHICLES FROM CITY STREETS AHEAD OF THE FORECASTED STORM EVENT PREDICTED TO IMPACT THE AREA OVERNIGHT.
DURING A SNOW EMERGENCY, PARKING ON ALL CITY STREETS IS BANNED TO PROVIDE FOR SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL. VEHICLES THAT REMAIN PARKED ON CITY STREETS MAY BE TICKETED OR TOWED. A SNOW EMERGENCY EXISTS DURING ANY 24-HOUR PERIOD WHEN TWO OR MORE INCHES OF SNOW HAS ACCUMULATED.
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City of Kent , Ohio
Eugene K. Roberts
Director of Public Service
Winter Storm Warning
Issued by The National Weather Service
11:12 am EST, Fri., Jan. 9, 2009
… WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST SUNDAY…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CLEVELAND HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING… WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST SUNDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
A WINTER STORM IS FORECAST TO MOVE INTO THE UPPER OHIO VALLEY ON SATURDAY. SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE AREA LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY. THE SNOW WILL DIMINISH SATURDAY EVENING. SNOWFALL OF 6 TO 10 INCHES IS EXPECTED BY SATURDAY EVENING.
A WINTER STORM WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SEVERE WINTER WEATHER IS EXPECTED. HEAVY SNOW AND/OR ICE WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. IF YOU WILL BE TRAVELING IN THE WARNING AREA YOU SHOULD CHOOSE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE IF POSSIBLE, OR YOU SHOULD USE EXTREME CAUTION IF TRAVEL IS UNAVOIDABLE.