UPDATE:Winter Storm Emergencies For North Adams & Adams & Pittsfield
A snow emergency has been declared for the City of North Adams from 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 16 until 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 17. Residents may not park vehicles on city streets and are encouraged to limit their travel during this time to allow for the clearing of streets throughout this extended storm.
In addition, all residents and visitors should note that the overnight parking ban is in effect and will be enforced, and that residents and businesses should clear their sidewalks within 24 hours of the end of the storm, per city ordinance. Residents also are encouraged to clear snow from around fire hydrants located near their houses.
Finally, community members needing assistance during the storm should contact Public Safety dispatch at 413-664-4945.
Please be advised that due to the impending winter storm,
a snow emergency has been declared for the City of Pittsfield beginning 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 16, through 7 p.m. Friday Dec 18.
During this time, residents are asked to use off-street parking. If unable to park off-street, please follow alternate side parking regulations:
• Between 7 p.m. on Wednesday and 7 p.m. on Thursday: Vehicles may be parked on the EVEN side of the street.
• Between 7 p.m. on Thursday and 7 p.m. on Friday: Vehicles may be parked on the ODD 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 a.m. and 7 a.m.
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:
6:00PM Wednesday, December 16, 2020 through 6:00PM Thursday, December 17, 2020
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 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 this is a test protocol and a calendar date on-street parking restriction may be re-implemented if snow removal efforts by DPW forces are hampered by vehicles that are not moved.
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 1 PM EST THURSDAY...
* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 12 to 20
inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.
* WHERE...Northwestern Connecticut, western Massachusetts, and
Greene, Ulster, Dutchess, and Columbia Counties in eastern New
* WHEN...From 4 PM this afternoon to 1 PM EST Thursday.
* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible.The
hazardous conditions will impact the Thursday morning commute.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The snow will be dry and fluffy. Snowfall
rates approaching 2 inches per hour at times Wednesday night.
Blowing and drifting snow may reduce visibilities below a
quarter mile at times.
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