I’m trying to be mature about today’s forecast for up to a foot of snow but I have to be honest I really just want to throw a temper tantrum and flop around the floor over the prospect of not just a little more snow but an outright blizzard. I know…I know…welcome to northeast Ohio. In anticipation of that white stuff who’s name we will not use, Gene Roberts, Service Director, put out an advisory last night announcing the very high likelihood that the City will be in a Snow Emergency today which includes a parking ban from all City streets. Gene sent the information out to the news media early in order to give residents a heads-up so they can make plans for off-street parking. Needless to say the last words I want to hear in March is Snow Emergency but since it appears unavoidable I thought it was a good idea to let people know what’s coming and share Gene’s announcement.
Oh yeah, and just to add a bit of an ironic subplot to this whole story, don’t forget to set your clocks ahead an hour this weekend because despite what you see outside your window it’s actually time to start the spring/summer time schedule.
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 6, 2008
THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICE FOR THE CITY OF KENT HAS ANNOUNCED THAT A SNOW EMERGENCY PARKING BAN WILL LIKELY BE PLACED INTO EFFECT DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS OF FRIDAY, MARCH 7TH, 2008.
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE THE PUBLIC SUFFICIENT TIME TO REMOVE VEHICLES FROM CITY STREETS AHEAD OF THE FORECASTED STORM EVENT. 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.
City of Kent , Ohio
Eugene K. Roberts
Director of Public Service