This is probably the 4th or 5th time this winter that we’ve had to put a snow emergency in effect so I know it’s old news at this point but I still feel an obligation to let you know that thanks to the latest round of snow squalls the Public Service Director has declared a snow emergency in effect at 9 am February 26th — which means we need your help to move any parked vehicles off the streets so that the plows can safely clear the streets. The parking ban on City streets will remain in effect until further notice. Here’s the official announcement:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 26, 2010
THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICE FOR THE CITY OF KENT HAS ANNOUNCED A SNOW EMERGENCY PARKING BAN BEGINNING TODAY AT 9:00AM, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH, 2010.
THE PARKING BAN IS BEING PUT INTO EFFECT TO ALLOW CITY CREWS TO CLEAR SNOW AND ICE FROM CITY STREETS DURING THE CURRENT STORM EVENT. THIS PARKING BAN WILL REMAIN IN AFFECT FOLLOWING THE STORM TO ALLOW CITY CREWS TO CONTINUE SNOW REMOVAL EFFORTS. AN UPDATED NEWS RELEASE WILL BE ISSUED TO INFORM THE PUBLIC AS TO THE STATUS OF THIS PARKING BAN AND WHEN IT WILL BE LIFTED.
DURING A SNOW EMERGENCY, PARKING ON ALL CITY STREETS IS BANNED TO PROVIDE FOR SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL. A SNOW EMERGENCY EXISTS DURING ANY 24 HOUR PERIOD WHEN TWO OR MORE INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATES.
THIS WINTER SEASON, RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES ARE REMINDED TO CLEAR PUBLIC SIDEWALKS OF SNOW AND ICE ABUTTING THEIR PROPERTIES.
City of Kent, Ohio
Eugene K. Roberts