As winter arrives, beware road rules


Staff report Workers with Galion’s street department spent last week getting their trucks and plows ready for winter. (Photo courtesy City of Galion


Staff report

GALION — The city’s service department is prepared to keep Galion roads safe for drivers this winter.

Four plow trucks are equipped to remove snow and spread salt. The local weather radar is closely monitored by the service department to ensure the fleet is deployed before and during winter weather events.

When snow or freezing rain is in the forecast, the crew is divided into shifts so that roads are cleared consistently both day and night.

On weekends, police patrols determine if the roads are becoming unsafe and officers notify the Service Department that attention is warranted,

Residents who are concerned about the condition of a particular street may call the Galion Police Department at 419-468-9111.

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office issues emergency snow levels alerts. Residents can sign up to receive weather alerts by phone, text message or email through Crawford Alerts.

Also, residents are reminded of the parking ban during snow emergencies.

Chapter 355 of the codified ordinances prohibits street parking on designated streets within 24 hours after a snowfall of three inches of accumulation or greater. Parking may resume after snow has been cleared.

Designated snow streets include: Harding Way East/West; all of Church Street; North Jefferson Street, between Church Street and Harding Way West; Liberty Street, between Church and Atwood streets; Columbus Street, between Church and Walnut street; all of Market Street; Union Street, between Church and Walnut streets; Atwood Street, between Boston Street and the Erie railroad tracks; Walnut Street, between Union and Liberty streets; Boston Street, between Harding Way West and Grove Avenue; Grove Avenue, between Boston Street and Portland Way South.

Staff report Workers with Galion’s street department spent last week getting their trucks and plows ready for winter. (Photo courtesy City of Galion
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/38/2016/12/web1_Galion-snow-truck-4.jpgStaff report Workers with Galion’s street department spent last week getting their trucks and plows ready for winter. (Photo courtesy City of Galion
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