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Citywide Parking Ban
Friday, 06 January 2017 14:50

 

Citywide Parking Ban

   

Fall River, MA - Mayor Jasiel F. Correia announces a citywide parking ban which will go into effect at 06:00 a.m. Saturday, January 7, until further notice, due to the storm forecast to hit the area early tomorrow morning.  

 

Mayor Correia stated, “We always appreciate the cooperation we get during a parking ban. We’ll need that same cooperation for this one.”

 

Motorists are reminded that when a parking ban is in effect, parking is allowed on the north side of all city streets that run east and west and that parking is allowed on the west side of all streets that run north and south. In most cases this means no parking on the fire hydrant side.

 

Motorists are asked to participate in the parking ban to allow emergency vehicles, including police, fire and medical, clear access to all streets while allowing better access for snow plows for cleaner and safer streets.

 

Parking is not allowed within 20 feet of a corner to allow access for snow removing vehicles. Parking is allowed, unless posted, on both sides of any street that is divided by a traffic median but parking against the median is prohibited.

 

If any vehicle is in violation of the parking ban and must be towed to clear streets for plows or emergency vehicles, the owner must call the Police Department at 508-324-2801 for the location of the towed vehicle. All towing fees must be paid to the respective tow company prior to release of the stored vehicle.

 

Parking is available at the following locations until the ban is no longer in effect: Flint municipal parking lot on Cash Street and the municipal lot on Columbia Street/Hunter Street.

 

Resident are also reminded that reserving parking spaces on public streets is prohibited by law as is shoveling or blowing snow into a public street.  Property owners should make sidewalks passable to pedestrians by sundown on the day of a snowstorm.

 

To report snow removal issues please call 508-324-2760.

 

Residents are advised to tune in to the local radio stations WSAR 1480, WHTB 1400 and WJFD 97.3 FM for any updates related to the ban. Also stay tuned to cable channel 9 and 18 FRED-FRGTV and the City website www.fallriverma.org as well as WLNE6, WJAR10, WPRI12 and heraldnews.com.

 

Additional Resources

Winter Weather Guide

Fire Winter Safety Guide