Pittsfield Announces Parking Ban…Other Municipalities to Follow
Late yesterday Pittsfield issued a snow emergency effective at 7am this morning. The ban will be in effect for 48 hours, lifting at 7am Wednesday morning. Pittsfield enacted alternate side parking this winter. If off-street parking is not possible, vehicles need to park on the ODD side of the street between Monday at 7am to 7am Tuesday. Vehicles must them be moved to the EVEN side of the street between 7am on Tuesday to 7am Wednesday. Residents must continue to adhere to existing and signed parking regulations. More information on the Pittsfield snow emergency is below.
In North Adams, Adams, and most communities once a snow emergency goes into effect no on street parking is allow in the entire municipality.
City Hall - City of Pittsfield
City of Pittsfield – snow emergency declared effective 7 a.m. Monday, Feb. 1
PITTSFIELD, Mass (Jan. 31, 2021) – Due to the impending winter storm, a snow emergency for the purposes of parking restriction has been declared for the City of Pittsfield beginning at 7 a.m. Monday Feb. 1, through 7 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3.
For the duration of the snow emergency, which covers the period of the storm as well as the time required for the city to clean up and treat the streets after the storm ends:
Residents are asked to park their vehicles off-street. If off-street parking is not available, residents may park on the street observing alternate side parking regulations:
- Between 7 a.m. on Monday and 7 a.m. on Tuesday: vehicles may be parked on the ODD side of the street.
- Between 7 a.m. on Tuesday and 7 a.m. on Wednesday: vehicles may be parked on the EVEN side of the street.
- ALL existing and signed parking regulations remain active.
Non-permitted vehicles are prohibited from parking or standing in any open municipal parking lot between the hours of 12 am and 7 am
Vehicles found in violation of the above parking regulations may be towed at the vehicle owner’s expense.
City residents are further advised that sidewalks and ramps abutting their property must be cleared of snow within 24 hours of the storm’s end. As a reminder, it is a violation of city ordinance to plow or otherwise dispose of snow from their property onto city streets and sidewalks. Residents are also encouraged to clear snow from around fire hydrants located near their houses. ###
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