Updated Dec. 26, 3:24 p.m.
Summit County snow emergency
Summit County Sheriff Drew Alexander issued a snow emergency for Summit County on Wednesday morning, the Falls News Press reports.
"Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow," according to the newspaper. "Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways."
Cuyahoga Falls has issued a citywide street parking ban, which will be in effect from now until 6 a.m. Dec. 28. The ban was necessary to assist road crews that have begun to plow the city's streets.
Cars parked on Cuyahoga Falls streets will be ticketed and are subject to being towed, according to a city press release.
Cuyahoga Falls police report that only a handful of relatively minor car accidents have occurred so far on Munroe Falls Avenue and Bailey Road.
Police are cautioning residents that the roads are slick and to drive slowly, particularly on roads with inclines.
Snow plowing effort
There are 15 large plow and salt trucks and 15 reserve pickup plow trucks on the road in an attempt to keep driving conditions manageable, according to Cuyahoga Falls Street Commissioner Chuck Novak.
Novak indicated the main roads are relatively clear, but said the "snow is coming down too fast for anyone to fully stay on top of it."
He advises that cars not well equipped to handle inclines should stay away from the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
- Cuyahoga Falls Library will close at 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to an automated message. The library will reopen as soon as weather permits.
- The Root Cafe closed at 3 p.m. Wednesday. General manager Karolyn Dunlop asks that customers call ahead (330-928-9323) before driving up to the coffee shop on Thursday.
- Sarah's Vineyard may close at 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to its Facebook page. Employees ask that you call ahead (330-929-8057) to find out whether or not the restaurant will be open.