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Many towns’ winter parking bans begin on Friday


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The public is reminded that for a number of communities in the region, a winter parking ban goes into effect on Friday, Dec. 1. The following provides information about a some of the communities:

Greenfield: The overnight ban continues through April 1. Generally the ban prohibits parking on the south and east side of any street. Parking is allowed on both sides of Main Street, Federal Street, Bank Row and all metered spots for all hours except between 1 to 6 a.m. Between those hours, no on street parking is allowed anywhere in town.

All parking lots can be used during the day and evening hours, but cars must be out of these lots between 1 and 6 a.m. There are two lots that have designated overnight parking areas. The Hope Street Lot (Corner of Prospect St) and Chapman/Davis Street Lot have designated areas for overnight parking, but cars must be moved out of these areas for snow plowing between 8 and 10 a.m.

Montague: Starting Friday and lasting until April 1, 2018, there on street parking will be prohibited between 1 and 5 a.m.

Buckland: A parking ban for the winter is in effect from Friday through March 31. No overnight parking on any town street, roadway, or sidewalk will be allowed between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m.

New Salem: Residents are reminded that the overnight winter parking ban on all public ways is in effect from Dec. 1 to April 30. Vehicles parked on the street between midnight and 6 a.m. are subject to towing at the owners’ expense.

Northfield: Beginning Friday and ending April 30, between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. unattended vehicles parked on town highways will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Orange: The winter parking ban begins Friday. No on street parking will be allowed from 2 to 6 a.m. on any street in town. Residents are reminded that in the event of a snowstorm, vehicles parked on the street will be ticketed and/or towed for impeding snow removal.

Already in effect

Athol: The annual overnight winter parking went into effect on Nov. 15 and will last to April 1. No vehicles should be parked on the street between 2 and 6 a.m., to allow for the removal of snow in the event of a storm. Vehicles parked on the street will be subject to towing at the owner’s expense.

Conway: The ban on overnight street parking began on Nov. 1 and will continue through April. The hours are from midnight to 7 a.m.

Sunderland:The prohibition on street parking ban started Nov. 1 and ends on April 1. Illegally parked vehicles are subject to a $20 fine and towing at the owner’s expense.