SouthCoast Communities Declare Parking Bans
UPDATE: The City of New Bedford parking ban will end at midnight on Monday, February 8.
A Winter Storm Warning has been declared for Sunday, with 4-8 inches of snow possible. Local communities have declared parking bans in order to help with the snow-clearing operations.
In New Bedford, the snow emergency parking ban will start at 6 a.m. on Sunday. Fall River has also declared a parking ban. It will start Sunday at 6 a.m. and last till Monday at 6 a.m.
Both cities are urging residents to park their vehicles in public lots or school parking lots in order to relieve congestion in their neighborhoods. Cars and trucks parked in violation of the parking ban will be ticketed and towed.
Officials at Dartmouth Town Hall says its emergency parking ban will start at 8 a.m. on Sunday and last till 12 p.m. on Monday. Please park on the side of the street opposite the fire hydrants. If there is no hydrant, park on the even-numbered side of the street.
Fairhaven has a permanent parking ban in effect from December 1 to March 31. Vehicles in Fairhaven must park on the side of the street opposite fire hydrants from midnight to 8 a.m.