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PAINESVILLE -- Painesville City Council has adopted an ordinance changing snow parking ban regulations and parking penalties.

The city is reminding residents that when snow accumulates two-inches or more on a city street, the emergency parking ban goes into effect and remains in place until all secondary streets have been cleared.

During the emergency snow parking ban, residents are asked to move vehicles off the street. Those remaining on the street will risk receiving a $50 ticket and having their vehicle towed. The prohibition will not apply to vehicles legally parked in metered spaces between the hours of 6 a.m. and 2 a.m.

The city says residents with questions about whether snow parking bans are in effect can:

  • Monitor local media
  • The city's website, Facebook and Twitter pages,
  • Monitor the city's government access TV channel, sign up (Channel 12 on Time Warner)
  • Sign up for updates and news releases from the city
  • Or calling the police non-emergency number at 440.354.3535

The city is also asking residents during heavy snowfall to remember to dig out fire hydrants near their property so that they can be used in times of emergency.

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