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Pawtucket Provides Locations and Rules for Snow Parking Ban

Pawtucket– With the incoming winter months, the City of Pawtucket has provided rules for a snow ban parking advisory that will take effect in the event of a snowstorm, including a list of public parking locations where residents may leave their vehicles while on-street parking bans remain in effect.

“Ensuring that our residents are aware of the requirements and available options for parking is vital in clearing the roads after a storm,” said Mayor Donald R. Grebien. “We understand that this is a partnership. If the cars are off the street, then our plows can be more effective and efficient. We thank residents in advance for their cooperation.”

The City of Pawtucket will typically declare a winter storm emergency if there is a forecast of two or more inches of snow. Once a winter storm emergency has been declared, an on-street parking ban will be put into effect on all city streets and all vehicles must be moved off the street at that time.

The parking ban will be posted on local radio and television broadcasts and on the city website. Residents can also sign up for call, email, and text alerts through the City’s CodeRed system at http://www.pawtucketri.com/departments/public-safety.

During snow parking bans, parking will be available throughout the city in the following lots:

West Side parking areas:

  • Morley Field off Moshassuck St.
  • Veterans Park Ball Field off Smithfield Ave
  • Nathanael Green School, 285 Smithfield Ave
  • St. Edwards Church lot, Weeden St
  • Elizabeth Baldwin School, 50 Whitman St
  • Slater/Cunningham School 281 Mineral Spring Ave
  • Marrin & Pine St. Lot
  • George & Grace St. Lot
  • Francis Varieur School, 486 Pleasant St
  • Max Read Field off Pleasant St
  • Humes & Broad St. Lot
  • City Hall off Roosevelt Ave.
  • 3rd level only of Parking Garage – Park Place

East Side parking areas:

  • Broadway and Exchange St Lot
  • Agnes Little School (Back) Ashburn St Lot
  • Curvin McCabe School, 466 Cottage St
  • Flora Curtis School, 582 Benefit St
  • Sweet & Daggett Ave Lot
  • Potter Burns School, 973 Newport Ave
  • Whittier & Newport Ave Lot
  • Littlefield St & Armistice Blvd Lot
  • Fallon Memorial School, 62 Lincoln Ave
  • Newport Ave lot beside the Fire Station
  • Slater Park Ball Field Parking Lots

A number-coded map showing all alternate off-street parking locations in the city is available on the City’s website at www.pawtucketri.com and http://www.pawtucketri.com/public-works-department/snow-parking-ban-information.

Vehicle removal: All vehicle owners are required by city ordinance to move their vehicles out of the designated municipal parking areas within two hours of a parking ban being lifted or face towing and a fine of $100.

Sidewalk snow removal required: According to city ordinance, the owner, occupant or other responsible person shall have snow and ice removed from a sidewalk intended for pedestrians not later than the first 12 hours of daylight after the end of a snowstorm. Violations are subject to fines beginning at $25 for a first offense.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 10, 2020
Contact: Wil Arboleda
401-728-0500 ext. 358

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