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City Declares Emergency Parking Ban in Salem

City officials have declared an emergency parking ban, starting tonight. No on-street parking will be allowed until further notice.

The city has called for an emergency parking ban in light of the snow storm heading into the region tonight.

An alert posted to the city's website says the ban starts at 10 p.m. and on-street parking will be prohibited for the duration of the ban, which will be in effect until further notice.

"Vehicles must be totally removed from city streets and sidewalks or your vehicle will be ticketed and towed," reads the notice.

Vehicles must also be immediately moved from public and private parking lots once the parking ban is lifted.

The notice also points out that the Department of Public Services will clear alternative parking areas, such as parks, once plowing operations on city streets are finished.

More information and and a list of available municipal parking lots can be found on the city's website. You can also call the Police Department at 978-744-0171 ext. 166.

JOHN CAHILL January 21, 2013 at 06:55 PM
how much snow are we going to get
Bob January 21, 2013 at 06:57 PM
""Vehicles must be totally removed from city streets and sidewalks or your vehicle will be ticketed and towed," reads the notice. Ya right. never do and it wrecks the plowing. Just like giving fines for not shoveling sidewalks. Lets Ban bans. lets ban shoveling. Lets ban towing, guns, plastic bottles, dogs, cats, smoking, swearing, sex, having too many kids, cheeseburgers and fries in schools, Christmas, mangers, and on and on with this Liberal agenda's. just saying.
Chris Helms (Editor) January 21, 2013 at 07:37 PM
Hey John, the National Weather Service, which tends to estimate conservatively, is calling for 4-6 inches. But this is an odd storm, according to several news stations. One area could get walloped with not much accumulation in a nearby area.
JOHN CAHILL January 21, 2013 at 08:19 PM
just ban the planet
John Merrett January 21, 2013 at 08:25 PM
Snow emergency?,...only 2 inches of snow? When women rule the earth, we'll all be wearing helmets and body armor,..What happened to us?
Bill January 21, 2013 at 08:41 PM
EMERGENCY! EMERGENCY! PANIC..PANIC...4-6 inches, lets get a grip. The whole state has become as soft as Tom Brady..Boom...
Hugh January 21, 2013 at 09:09 PM
Too bad we couln't ban taking down St. Joseph's Church. Nice job Mayor!
Jes January 21, 2013 at 10:38 PM
Better get your milk and bread....and don't forget that shovel, before they're all gone!!!
Bruce warren January 21, 2013 at 10:40 PM
yeah I agree that was bullshit tearing down a church what an asshole
Edward January 21, 2013 at 11:14 PM
The map on NECN at 5:00 PM had Salem on the line between 3-4" and Coating-2". Maybe we will not get that much.
Barbara Graser January 21, 2013 at 11:36 PM
Come on guys. I lived up there during the snowstorm in 1969 and the blizzard in 1978. Your going to let 3-4" with a slight coating cause you to have a parking ban?? I live in PA now and they do that here, but in Salem?
JOHN CAHILL January 22, 2013 at 12:29 AM
woman do rule this planet because they are smarter than males
SuzannM January 22, 2013 at 12:40 AM
I agree the bans are going a little over board about a little snow. What I dont get here Hugh is why St Joseph's being torn down anything to do with the Mayor? Isnt that property owned by the Catholic Church?
Henry January 22, 2013 at 02:29 AM
Does anyone know if you can still park in a parking space that isn't on the street. For example, the lot on front street that is across from front st cafe. Can you park there during the ban and move when lifted?
Jeremy Moore January 22, 2013 at 04:44 AM
Park absolutely anywhere you'd like. I live on a resident only street and no tickets are ever given, let alone towing. The same cars park night after night, making me wonder why I pay for a sticker. Last snow storm I called the non-emergency number to report cars on the street and was yelled at by the dispatcher. If I were given a permit to ticket in my neighborhood I could raise $20k in revenue a year for this city, and park when I got home from work.
chester suchecki January 22, 2013 at 09:22 PM
this parking ban is for the tow truck car thieves to steal your car and charge you 130.00 dollars to get it back

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