Update 8:30am February 5 - The parking ban on Emergency Snow Streets has been lifted with the exception of Shoreline Drive. Please continue to not park on Shoreline until the snow has been cleared curb to curb.
Update 10:30am February 4 - The Level 3 Snow Emergency has been cancelled and downgraded to a Level 2. City Hall will open to the public at 12pm on Feb 4. The Sandusky Municipal Court will remain closed for the duration of the day.
Sandusky Transit service will resume normal operations at 12pm.
Update 12:00pm February 3 - A Level 3 Snow Emergency has been issued by the Erie County Sherriff's Office. Roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving unless it is absolutely necessary or a personal emergency exists.
Update 4:00pm February 2 - Sandusky City Hall will be closed to the public on Thursday, February 3.
The Sandusky Municipal Court at 222 Meigs Street will be closed on Thursday, February 3. Visit www.sanduskymunicipalcourt.org or call 419-627-5920 to check the status of the Court’s operations for Friday, February 4.
City Hall staff will be available via email and phone. The City’s main phone number is 419-627-5844 and a full staff directory can be found at www.CityofSandusky.com/Directory.
Update 8:09am February 2- A parking ban on Emergency Snow Streets will be in effect throughout the City of Sandusky starting at 3pm, Wednesday, February 2 until further notice. Any vehicle parked on these streets during that time may be ticketed or towed. Click here to view the Emergency Snow Routes Map for the City of Sandusky.
9:00am January 31 - The City of Sandusky is preparing for a heavy snowfall event that is currently forecasted to impact our region on February 2nd and 3rd. There is a strong possibility that a parking ban may be placed on Snow Emergency Routes in the City. In preparation, we urge residents to not park vehicles on Emergency Snow Routes on Wednesday, February 2nd and Thursday, February 3rd.
In addition, we would like to make the public aware of the following snow and safety reminders:
Streets & Traffic
- During winter storms, Public Works crews focus on keeping the snow routes and major streets open through the duration of the storm. This allows essential and emergency travel around town even in the worst of conditions. Once the snow stops, the focus shifts to clearing the side streets and residential areas.
- Snowplow operators work hard to make roads passable, not perfect. All motorists should account for additional travel time during snow events and plan to GO SLOW while being mindful that plow operators cannot see directly behind their trucks and often stop or back-up. Keeping a safe distance behind a snowplow will protect you from possible injury and protect your car from materials that plows spread on slick roadways.
- Motorists are asked to pay close attention to Snow Emergency Routes throughout the city. In the event of heavy snowfall, a parking ban will be placed on Snow Emergency Routes by the Department of Public Works. Any vehicle parked on these streets during that time may be ticketed or towed. Click here to view the Emergency Snow Routes Map for the City of Sandusky.*
Sidewalks, Walkability & Snow Removal on Private Property
- Many people rely on walking and transit as their primary way to get around, and without a wide, clear path through snow and ice, it is especially difficult for people with disabilities, seniors and children to walk safely. Please be mindful of your neighbors and remember that property owners are required to clear their sidewalks and adjacent sidewalk ramps during or immediately following winter storms. We strongly urge property owners to assist their neighbors who may not be physically capable of snow removal.
- Property owners who handle snow removal of parking lots and driveways are reminded not to push snow into the street or opposing tree lawn.
Ohio Edison Power Outages
- Ohio Edison is currently preparing for the storm. Power outages should be reported to Ohio Edison by calling 1-888-LIGHTS (1-888-544-4877) or by visiting www.firstenergycorp.com.
- The Warming Shelter at New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church (1920 Eddy Henry Way) will be open from 7pm-8am beginning Wednesday, February 2 through Sunday, February 6. Call 419-204-2201 for more information.
Map of Emergency Snow Routes