351.18  SNOW EMERGENCY.
   (a)   Whenever, during any period of twenty-four hours or less, snow falls in the City or in a section or sections thereof to a depth of four inches or more, an emergency is declared to exist in that such a heavy snow storm constitutes a serious public hazard, impairing transportation, the movement of food and fuel, supplies, medical care, fire, health and police protection and other vital facilities of the City. Such emergency shall continue until an announcement by the Director of Safety-Service that snow plowing operations have been completed, which announcement shall be made in the same manner as outlined in subsection (b) hereof.
   (b)   Whenever such an emergency exists, the Safety Service Director shall make an announcement that an emergency exists and the time that such emergency parking regulations shall become effective, which time shall be no sooner than one hour after the first announcement. Such announcement may be on the local cable television channel, the local newspapers and websites, if possible, the City of Elyria website, a local radio station, NIXLE, WENS (Lorain County EMS system) and any other means the Safety Service Director deems appropriate. These notices shall constitute notice to the general public of the existence of the emergency, whether or not individual notice was actually received. The owners and operators of motor vehicles parked on the streets or affected areas shall have full responsibility to determine existing weather conditions and comply with the emergency parking regulations.
   (c)   During the period of the emergency, the Director may prohibit the parking of any vehicles upon the following designated streets:
 
Street:
Area:
Fourth Street
West Avenue to Middle Avenue
Third Street
West Avenue to East Avenue
Second Street
Cedar Street to Chestnut Street
Broad Street
Cedar Street to Water Street
Kerstetter Way
between Broad Street and West Avenue
Lake Avenue
Erie Street to Bell Avenue
West Avenue
4th Street to Oberlin Road
Middle Avenue
Broad Street to 16th Street
East Avenue
Depot Street to 16th Street
Washington Avenue
Broad Street to Ohio Street
Ohio Street
Washington Avenue to Roosevelt
Ridge Street
East River Street to Gulf Road
Winckles Street
Taylor Street to Clark Street
East River Street
Lincoln Street to 4th Street
Park Avenue
Broad Street to Michigan Avenue
Garford Avenue
Eastern Heights Blvd. to Colgate Avenue
Whitman Boulevard
Gulf Road to Abbe Road (N)
University Avenue
East River to Abbe Road (S)
Oakdale Circle
Abbe Road (S) to Defiance Avenue
 
During the emergency, no person shall park or cause to be parked or permit to be parked or permit to remain parked or abandon or leave unattended any vehicle of any kind or description upon such designated streets.
(Ord. 71-114.  Passed 7-19-71; Ord. 2013-6. Passed 2-4-13; Ord. 2016-116. Passed 9-19-16.)