HORNELL — With forecasters calling for snow to wallop the Southern Tier Sunday evening into Monday, the City of Hornell on Saturday implemented a parking ban on residential city streets from 9 p.m. Sunday night to 12 p.m. Monday afternoon.
The parking ban will allow the Public Works department to properly clear the snow from city streets.
"As the snow fall intensifies, we urge residents not to travel unless absolutely necessary," said Mayor John Buckley. "Thank you for your cooperation."
The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for the area from 5 p.m. Sunday to 5 p.m. Monday. Saturday evening's AccuWeather forecast projected 10-15 inches of snow falling in Hornell Sunday into Monday.
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The National Weather Service also warned of dangerously low temperatures expected Saturday night into Sunday morning, with wind chills around -5 to -15 degrees.
Hornell City Hall was already scheduled to be closed on Monday for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Garbage collection will be on schedule in the City of Hornell and Village of North Hornell. Residents should put their garbage out on their normal mornings and nights. Also, the Hornell Area Transit System will be running its normal service on Monday.
This article originally appeared on The Evening Tribune: Hornell issues parking ban ahead of incoming winter storm