SALEM - The city of Salem issued a snow emergency parking ban effective at noon Tuesday which will remain in effect until 6 p.m. today. The ban means the city can tow cars parked on city streets if they impede the progress of snow clearing operations.
The ban is usually put in effect if there is an accumulation of 4 or more inches of snow during a 24-hour period. With the heavy snow that was forecasted, the city issued the parking ban all city streets.
Residents who normally park in the street need to find an alternative place to park, such as a municipal parking lot or other parking area. Service/Safety Director Ken Kenst said the bans are issued for the public's safety and efficiency of snow clearing efforts on city streets.
While Mother Nature was playing havoc on area roads, it also had an artistic side at Sandy Lake Tuesday night by quietly placing a coating of snow on the ice-covered surface. The lake is in the Salem industrial park. (Salem News photo by Larry Shields)
Leetonia also has imposed a parking ban in effect until 6 p.m. today.