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City of Akron issues a snow emergency parking ban in anticipation of winter storm

The ban will go into effect at 6 a.m. Monday morning, and will remain until further notice.

AKRON, Ohio — The City of Akron is issuing an snow emergency parking ban beginning on Monday at 6 a.m. According to a press release, the ban will remain in place until further notice. 

Parts of Northeast Ohio are expected to see upwards of 8 to 10 inches on Monday, and more than 12 inches by Tuesday. 

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"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," a press release from Mayor Horrigan's office reads. 

Despite Monday being a holiday, the city will still collect trash, a process it says will be made easier by the parking ban. 

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The city says it is the responsibility of the vehicle's owner to move a car off of main streets and residential roads during a period of a parking ban. Any vehicles parked on the road during a ban will result in a tow and the owner will be subject to penalties and fines. 

Editor's note: the video in the player above is from a story published on February 13, 2021.

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