Local officers delay doling out $15 tickets, first trying to call owners of illegally parked cars in hopes they’ll quickly move.
“The officers will ticket if the snow ban is put into effect (and if) the vehicles aren’t moved” Sandusky police Chief John Orzech said. “We usually make attempts at contacting the owner of the vehicle if the registrations are ran and they live in the general area of where the vehicles are parked”
Officers, however, must add this timely and frigid activity to their list of daily activities.
“The parking tickets and prioritizing this will be based on call volume and the officers’ availability,” Orzech said.
It’s not known how many, or even if, police officers issued parking tickets related to excessive snowfall in the past few days.
When snowfall exceeds 2 inches, any vehicle parked on a main traffic artery within Sandusky must move to avoid being ticketed or towed.
Fewer cars on streets help snow plow drivers clear roadways faster and more efficiently.
Red-and-white signs are posted along emergency snow streets to inform motorists parking is prohibited when snow exceeds 2 inches.