Winter Parking ban suspended in Marblehead
“The Board of Selectmen voted on October 28, 2020 to suspend Town of Marblehead Bylaw Article 5 Section 8 known as the current “all night parking ban” and to implement in its place a snow emergency response to snow events on an ‘as needed’ basis for a trial period of one year.
Declared snow emergencies will prohibit on-street parking starting at midnight the day of the anticipated snow storm. On-street parking will be allowed the following morning starting at 7am during a declared snow emergency unless conditions do not allow it. If the duration of any snow emergency is more than a day, on-street parking will be prohibited on each day of the snow emergency from midnight to 7am.
Many factors will be considered before the Town declares a snow emergency including air and road temperatures, weather forecasts and snow accumulation. The Town will declare a snow emergency when snowfall accumulation is forecasted to be 2 inches or over but other factors could contribute to the declaration of a snow emergency even if snow accumulation is expected to be less than 2 inches. The Town will endeavor to provide as much notice as possible to residents when a snow emergency is declared.
Any vehicles that violate these provisions will be subject to the issuance of parking tickets and towing. Parking ticketing and towing will be done in a matter of priority and will be done to all vehicles parked on-street during a snow emergency.
If towed, vehicles will be stored at the transfer station.
Notification of a declared snow emergency during this trial period shall be done through the Town website, CodeRED automated call system, Town-managed social media accounts, MHTV, and any other outlets the Town has available.
This trial period is revocable upon the determination of the Police Chief, Fire Chief, Town Administrator, Department of Public Works, or their designees, that it is negatively impacting public health and safety.”
Read Snow Emergency Fact Sheet for full details.
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