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Your chances of getting a ticket during a snow parking ban

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Next time we get snow, be careful where you park. We've found in Cleveland, nearly 2,000 drivers have been ticketed since the start of last year for violating the city's snow parking bans.

The latest snowstorm led to a parking ban in many cities across Northeast Ohio.

Yet, in Cleveland we found drivers with no idea what that meant -- even drivers parking on streets with special signs.

In Cleveland, when the city declares a snow ban, you can get a $50 ticket for parking on a street marked with one of the red signs.

The city clerk's office says, for last year, and so far this year, 1,954 snow ban tickets have been issued.

Cleveland declares snow bans after more than a couple of inches of snow fall.

This affects snow emergency streets; streets considered important for police, fire trucks, and ambulances. The plows can't do a good job with cars left on the streets.

But drivers like Eric Cunningham have a dilemma.

"I mean there is one spot behind my apartment for like four people, so I'm sure that will be interesting. I have no where else to park," Cunningham told 19 Action News.

The latest Cleveland parking ban has been lifted but expect more parking bans in surrounding towns. They're usually announced on the news, websites or Twitter. Next time we get snow, be careful where you park.

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