CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Several cities and towns across western Massachusetts have put parking bans in effect for Monday’s snowstorm.
Last year, the Springfield Police had 150 vehicles towed on the weekend of February 24th in Springfield. Cars are ticketed and towed to CJ’s on Pasco Road. You’ll not only have to pay the fine but also the cost to have the vehicle towed. The reason behind these parking bans… safety.
“If there’s a medical emergency, every second counts. So whether it’s a police response, a fire response, or an ambulance response, every second matters to save a person’s life, potentially to keep those streets cleared out as quickly and efficiently as possible,” said Springfield Police Spokesperson Ryan Walsh.
Here is the list of communities with parking bans in effect Monday through Wednesday:
There is a town-wide parking ban in Amherst, with no on-street parking starting Monday at 10:00 p.m. until Wednesday at 12:00 a.m.
The town of Amherst issued a parking ban for Monday at 11:59 p.m. through Tuesday at 7:00 a.m. Parking will be prohibited on all town streets and in all parking lots except the lower level of the parking garage, the town portion of the Pray Street Lot, and the Northern row of the town N Pleasant St Lot (row closest to church only).
The city of Chicopee has issued a parking ban beginning 8 p.m. Monday night to 5 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. No parking is allowed on main streets and residences are asked to not park on the EVEN side of secondary streets.
The town has issued a snow emergency beginning 9 p.m. Monday through 7 a.m. Wednesday. During a snow emergency, no parking is allowed on all streets.
The town of East Longmeadow has issued a parking ban from 9 p.m. Monday to 9 p.m. Tuesday. No parking will be allowed on any street.
The Easthampton DPW is implementing a parking ban from 9 p.m. Monday night through 7 a.m. Wednesday morning. No on-street parking is allowed during those times.
A parking ban is in effect from 6 p.m. Monday through 6 p.m. Tuesday.
No parking will be allowed on any street from 7 p.m. Monday night through 8 a.m. Wednesday morning.
There is no overnight on-street parking between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. The Great Barrington Police say that if your vehicle impedes a snow removal, you could be subject to ticketing and towing.
The city of Greenfield has issued a parking ban from 3 a.m. Tuesday through 6 p.m. Tuesday. The parking ban does not include street-metered parking downtown. No overnight parking is available except in designated areas of the Downtown Economy Lot (Chapman and Davis Street).
The first three floors of the parking garage will be available for free overnight parking.
A parking ban is in effect from 5 p.m. Monday until 8 p.m. Tuesday. There will be no parking allowed on the ODD side of the street unless otherwise posted. No parking is allowed on cul-de-sacs.
No on-street parking is allowed from 7 p.m. Monday night through 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to the Ludlow Department of Public Works.
The Town of Monson has imposed a winter parking ban that will begin at 10 pm Monday evening and will run through Tuesday night at midnight.
The City of Northampton has issued a parking ban that begins at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday and ends at 11 a.m. Tuesday. No parking will be allowed on all streets from 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m., except for Main Street where parking is not allowed from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m.
The Armory Street parking lot will be available for overnight parking except between 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for plowing.
The city also has a snow hotline at (413) 586-6969 for the latest parking information.
There will be a parking ban in effect Monday night at 7:00 p.m. until Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
Residents are asked to use off-street parking until the snow emergency is lifted at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1. For anyone who cannot find off-street parking, the City of Pittsfield is offering alternate side parking regulations. Between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. on Tuesday, parking is allowed on the odd side of the street. Between 7 a.m. on Tuesday and 7. a.m. on Wednesday, parking is allowed on the even side of the street. Residents in the downtown area of Pittsfield are encouraged to use the McKay Street parking garage, which will be free of charge from Sunday night through the duration of the snow emergency.
A winter parking ban will be in effect for both communities from 7 pm Monday evening (Feb 27th) until Wednesday, March 1st at noon.
No parking will be allowed on any street from 8 p.m. Monday night through 12 a.m. Wednesday morning.
A citywide parking ban is in effect beginning at 7 p.m. Monday night until 9 a.m. Wednesday morning.
• No parking on the even side of the street from 7 p.m. – 7 a.m.
• No parking on the odd side of the street from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The city of Westfield has issued a parking ban beginning at 12 a.m. Tuesday until 3 p.m. Wednesday.
The town of West Springfield has issued a parking ban from 10 pm February 27th to 10 pm on February 28th. No parking will be allowed on the even side of the street unless parking signage indicates otherwise.