Youngstown, others gearing up for weekend snow


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Friday, Youngstown’s Public Works Department declared a city-wide snow emergency, effective Sunday at noon.

Deputy Director of Public Works Charles Shasho said in a press release that the warning will remain in effect until further notice. During the emergency, street parking is prohibited except on streets 25 feet wide or less with no driveway parking available.

Parked cars in violation of that ordinance will be towed at the owner’s expense.

“Keep in mind, the snow emergency is there to allow the streets to be cleared easier, ” said huck Sasho. “Vehicles are subject to tow if they are obstructing traffic and the operations of snow removal.”

Shasho added that clearing the roads during the storm will also help reduce the potential for accidents after the snow has fallen.

The emergency was declared in expectation of four inches of snow or more this Sunday, in order to allow emergency vehicles to move freely.

Boardman Township, the City of Hubbard, and Brookfield Township have issued parking bans, effective 6:00 p.m. Saturday. Poland Village has instituted a parking ban from noon Saturday until further notice.

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