Find Out When Watertown’s Winter Parking Ban Begins

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With winter coming soon, Watertown Police Chief Raymond Dupuis announced the dates of the Watertown winter parking ban.

The overnight street parking ban begins on the evening of Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015 (the Thanksgiving weekend) and will continue until Friday, April 1, 2016.

Dupuis warns the parking ban will be strictly enforced. The regulation reads in part; “No vehicle may remain on any public way for more than one hour between the hours of 1 a.m and 6 a.m. all days of the week.”

For those residents who lack sufficient off street parking, the Town allows for temporary parking at any municipal parking lot plus these other locations:

  • The Police Station at 552 Main Street (visitor’s parking lot only)
  • Any public school parking lot
  • Marion Road parking lot at Victory Field
  • O’Connell Park, (lot at the corner of Boylston Street and Mt. Auburn Street)

Please note that these locations may be used free of charge, however vehicles may only use available spaces after 7 p.m. and must be moved/removed by 7 a.m. the following day. Vehicles parked on school property must be removed no later than 6 a.m. Violators may be towed.

Please remember that parking your vehicle upon any sidewalk is prohibited.

Your cooperation in keeping the streets clear of overnight parking and your sidewalks clear of snow and ice will make for safer driving/walking conditions and at the same time, allow the opportunity for the Public Works Department to perform necessary street cleaning and maintenance, Dupuis said.

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