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To best serve the City of Canton, we ask that when there is a chance for snow and ice that you limit the parking of vehicles on the road. If you have access to a driveway please use it to park your vehicles during the snow and ice event. Parking on the street greatly limits the plow driver's ability to do a thorough job clearing and treating the pavement. It reduces the lane width creating a limited and often cramped lane for our plow driver to operate within. It also defeats our goal of treating the pavement from curb to curb.
Ordinance 357.04 prohibits parking on emergency snow routes.
The parking ban is instituted when four inches or more of snow is on the streets of Canton and the Street/Sewer Department is actively involved in the removal of this snow. Designated Emergency Snow Routes are marked as such by signage. When the Mayor or Service Director declares an emergency and invokes the parking ban, such notice shall be conveyed through local radio stations. Vehicles parked on designated Emergency Snow Routes during the ban will be towed at the owner's expense. The parking ban remains in effect until the Mayor or Service Director lifts it.
Feel free to call the Street Department for any unplowed street at 330-498-3030. Office staff will take your request and your street will be added to our list. Please keep in mind there are 900 lane miles in Canton, divided into 13 districts. That means most of our plow drivers are averaging over 70 lane miles driven per snow and ice event. They can't be on every road at the same time.
Repeated calls from citizens to the office will have no impact on when your street will be plowed. There is a "Procedure for Snow and Ice Events" in place that the drivers follow.
Ordinance 311.01 - 311.01 Placing Injurious Material or Obstruction in Street; Snow Removal prevents blowing or plowing of snow into a city street.
It's the practice of salting intersections and intermittent salting on flat straight-a-ways.
Take a look at the Snow and Ice Removal page to learn about the snow procedures.
View our Snow District Map page to learn about our main snow routes.