Saturday Weather Calls For Snow and Area Parking Bans

This article was published on: 01/18/20 6:34 PM by Mike Minarsky

Expect snow to start sometime Saturday afternoon.  Here is the forecast as provided by the National Weather Service.
This Afternoon
Snow, mainly after 4pm. Steady temperature around 25. Wind chill values between 15 and 20. South wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Tonight
Snow before 11pm, then rain and snow likely between 11pm and midnight, then a chance of rain after midnight. Temperature rising to around 38 by 1am. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. South wind around 9 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Each town has a different parking ban ordinance.  Below are towns that have already issued Parking Bans and their announced ordinance:

Plainfield:

A Parking ban will be in effect for all public roadways in the Town of Plainfield.  The parking ban will begin when one (1) inch of snow has fallen and will remain in effect until the Highway Department has cleared the roadways, as per Town Ordinance #109.  All vehicles must be off the roadway.  Any vehicles observed to be in violation of this Ordinance may be towed at the owner’s expense and subject to fines.  Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation.

NORWICH – The Norwich Police Department reminds residents, visitors, and motorists that the City of Norwich Traffic Regulation (Sec.# 9.82) prohibits parking on the odd side of all city streets during winter snow storms and the subsequent snow removal operations by the Public Works and Connecticut DOT Highway maintenance crews.

The narrowness of certain city streets requires that no parking be allowed on either side of the street in order to allow for safe and efficient snow removal operation by the highway maintenance personnel.

Vehicles found in violation of the winter storm-parking ban may be towed at the owner’s expense. Owners of vehicles violating the snow emergency parking ban are subject to a $25.00 fine, as well as the towing expense.

Property owners and occupants are reminded that they are required by City Ordinance (Sec. 19-1 and 19-2) to remove (or sand) all snow, sleet, or ice from the sidewalks abutting their property within Twelve (12) hours of the storm or within Six (6) hours after sunrise if the storm had occurred overnight .

.The Police and Public Works Departments are requesting the cooperation of the public with the parking ban during winter storm emergencies so that the snow can be safely and effectively removed from our streets and highways making travel safer for all.

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