With freezing rain forecast for this afternoon, followed by several inches of snow overnight, area communities are instituting parking bans to allow snow plows better access to streets during and after the storm.

A parking ban is currently in effect for Macedonia, while the emergency order is not effective in Sagamore Hills until 6 p.m. The Sagamore Hills order is through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday. Northfield Center officials said this morning the township will be issuing a ban later today.

Hudson’s parking ban takes effect at noon Friday through 6 p.m. Saturday. 

In addition to parking restrictions, numerous area school districts have closed for the day in anticipation of poor conditions this afternoon.

More announcements will be posted here as they are received.