City placed under snow emergency starting Saturday

Tiffin expected to receive 10”-12” of snow

TIFFIN, OHIO – January 17, 2019 – Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz has placed the city under a snow emergency starting at 7 a.m. Saturday. According to The National Weather Service, Tiffin is expected to receive 10″-12″ of snow according with wind gusts up to 35 mph, which could lead to significant blowing and drifting.

Montz said the safety of citizens is the top priority. “We are asking residents to please stay in doors and off the roads if possible,” he said.

Vehicles on designated snow emergency streets in downtown Tiffin must be removed prior to 7 a.m. Saturday. Vehicles still on the street after that are subject to ticketing and towing. Montz said this will greatly help city crews with plowing.

According to Tiffin Police Chief Fred Stevens: “Tiffin police department will make every effort to contact the owner of vehicles that have not been moved by 7 a.m., but if we are unable to get them moved, they will be towed,” he said.

City administration also asked that those throughout the city with the ability to move cars off the street to please do so, though they understand that is not possible for all residents. Tiffin has approximately 178 lanes of road and takes two passes per lane per plow truck to clear streets, and moving vehicles off those streets speeds that process up.

Montz said the city is fully prepared to handle the storm, all plows ready and ample salt is available.

A heating center will be open to the public at the Allen Eiry Center 8 a.m. Saturday until 8 a.m. Monday.

The snow emergency is to remain in effect until new release sent out (including the downtown parking ban). Residents are encouraged to follow social media and local print media for updates.