Western Mass Storm Warning, Emergency Parking Info
The city of Pittsfield – snow emergency declared, effective 7 p.m. Feb. 24
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (Feb. 24, 2022) – Please be advised that due to the impending winter weather event, a snow emergency has been declared for the purposes of parking restrictions in the city of Pittsfield effective 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 through 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26.
For the duration of the snow emergency, residents are asked to use off-street parking.
If off-street parking is not available, residents may park on the street observing the following alternate side parking regulations:
Between 7 p.m. Thursday and 7 p.m. Friday: parking is allowed on the even side of the street; • Between 7 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday: parking is allowed on the odd side of the street; and • Residents in and around downtown Pittsfield are encouraged to use the McKay Street parking garage for overnight parking which will be open to the public free of charge starting, Thursday through the duration of the emergency.
All other 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 a.m. and 7 a.m. 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 properties.
Lenox – Police Chief Stephen O’Brien has issued the following alert:
The Town of Lenox has declared a SNOW EMERGENCY beginning Thursday, 24 February 2022 at 11 p.m., continuing through Saturday, 26 February 2022 at 6 a.m. Any vehicles parked on any streets town-wide will be towed at the owner’s expense for snow removal purposes.
Winter Storm Emergency Declared in Adams Due to the impending significant winter storm, a storm emergency has been declared by the Department of Public Works for the Town of Adams. The storm emergency will be in effect from 1:00 AM Friday, February 25, 2022, through 6:00 AM Saturday, February 26, 2022, Town Code requires that for the duration of the storm emergency:
No vehicle is permitted to park or stand unattended upon any street, highway, traveled way, or public parking lot during a storm emergency. • No vehicle is permitted to park or stand unattended on any open municipal parking lot during a storm emergency permitting the lot to be effectively cleared of snow.
The duration of the storm emergency covers the anticipated period of the storm as well as the time required for the Town’s DPW forces to clean up streets after the storm ends. Vehicles found in violation of the above parking regulations will be ticketed and towed at the vehicle owner’s expense.
Town residents and business owners are reminded that Town Code requires sidewalks abutting their property to be cleared of snow and ice within 24 hours after the storm event has ended and prohibits the plowing, throwing, pushing, or otherwise disposing of snow from their property onto public streets and sidewalks.
Residents and business owners are also encouraged to please clear snow from around fire hydrants located near houses or businesses. These steps will help ensure public safety and efficient clearing of public ways in the shortest time possible. Residents are reminded that snow removal efforts by DPW forces are hampered by vehicles that are not moved.
This will be updated as we receive them.
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