Pursuant to Attorney General Opinion 86-023, the Sheriff of a county may declare a snow emergency and temporarily close county and township roads within his jurisdiction for the preservation of the public peace.
Keeping this in mind, there has been some confusion as to what a snow emergency actually means. It is for this purpose that the Wayne County Sheriff's Department has defined the following warning levels:
LEVEL 1. Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads are also icy. Drive very cautiously.
LEVEL 2. Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.
LEVEL 3. All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be out during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roadways may subject themselves to arrest.
SNOW BAN STREETS:
The streets within the City of Orrville where parking is prohibited after three (3) inches of snow have fallen and there is a prospect of further snow fall are as follows:
Church Street (Mill to Maple)
Crown Hill Road (Paradise Rd to High)
Dogwood Drive (Hostetler to Apple Blossom)
Ella Street (Terminal to High)
Elm Street, North (Market to High)
Fair Street (Market to High), west side only
Hall Street (Market to High)
High Street, East (Main to Mill)
Jefferson Avenue (Ella to Elm)
Kenwood Drive (Crown Hill to Lee)
Kirk Avenue, both sides
Lakeview Drive (Magnolia to Heatherwood)
Lynn Drive (Crown Hill to Lee)
Main Street (north city limits to south city limits)
Market (Walnut to Crown Hill)
Mohican Avenue (Market to Penn)
Paradise Street (Garfield to Wayne)
Park Street (McGill to Garfield), north side only
Pearl Street (Market to High), west side only
Vine Street, North (Market to Mineral Springs)
Vine Street, South (Pine to deadend)
Washington Boulevard (High to Market)
Water Street (Vine to Mill)
Westwood Avenue (Market to Penn)
PRIORITY SNOW PLOWING:
Priority #1: N & S Main Street, Co. Rd. 29, West Market Street, Collins Boulevard, N & S Crown Hill Rd, S Walnut Street, E & W Oak Street, E & W High Street, Hostetler Rd, Smucker Road, Mineral Spring Street, N Ella Street, N Elm Street, Back Massillon Rd,
Priority #2: N & S Elm Street, Wheatridge Drive, Heartland, Spring Hill Drive, Orr Street, Schrock Road, E & W Paradise Street, E & W Chestnut Street, Lynn Drive,
Priority #3: All Others
City-owned parking lots should be cleaned by 7 a.m. Salting and cleaning sidewalks by 8 a.m. Thru alleys will be plowed as time permits. Hauling piled snow from the downtown area will be done as time permits.