The City of Newburyport has issued an Snow Emergency Parking Ban, beginning at 12 PM (noon) Tuesday, December 17.
DPS has turned on the flashing blue emergency beacons located at major intersections across the City in advance of the start time of the parking ban in an effort to provide advance warning to residents, businesses and visitors. The ban will be broadcast on Cable Access, and WBZ radio and the city’s website.
During a Parking Ban, all parking is prohibited on all public ways. Any vehicle parked on a public way is subject to ticketing and/or towing at the owner’s expense. The City’s towing priorities are based on access needs for emergency vehicles (Fire, Police, Ambulance), along with the type and duration of the event. Residents may park (free of charge) in designated city-controlled municipal lots until the ban has been rescinded. Owners of vehicles parked in the municipal lots must remove their cars within 12 hours after the parking ban is lifted so the DPS crews can properly clear those public lots.
Location of Designated Municipal Lots:
Green Street Lot (in designated areas only)
Cushing Park (Washington Street)
Waterfront Trust Lot
NRA West Lot
NRA East Lot (behind Custom House)
Prince Place lot (corner of Hales Court and Prince Place)
State Street lot (corner of Harris Street and State Street)
Please note that the parking garage is not a designated snow emergency parking but it is available for parking during the storm at the hourly rate or by garage permit.
Location of Blue Lights:
March’s Hill at Bromfield St.
Route 113 at Hoyt’s/Gypsy Ln.
Route 113 at Rte 95 South Bound Entrance
Water St. & Shandel Dr.
Moseley St. Spofford St. and Merrimac St. (Roundabout)
Three Roads Intersection
Malcolm Hoyt Dr. & Parker St.
High St. & State St.
Route One Traffic Circle and State Street
Route One at Merrimac Street
Sec. 13-29. Snow emergencies.
Upon the declaration of a snow emergency by the superintendent of the department of public works, no parking shall be allowed on any street or way in the city. The superintendent, upon such declaration, shall cause notice of the snow emergency to be given by radio broadcast or other suitable media. Upon the declaration of the end of the snow emergency by the superintendent, parking shall be allowed on any street or way in the city. Provided, however, that this section shall not be construed to permit parking where it is specifically prohibited by the provisions of this chapter.
(Ord. of 10-31-88(4))
Please visit these links for additional information on the City’s Snow Emergency Plan: