Snow Emergency Declared in Medford
Emergency arteries must be cleared between while snow emergency is in effect.
According to Medford's Twitter page, a snow emergency for Medford will go into effect starting at 12 a.m. Tuesday.
What does this mean?
"During declared snow emergencies, on the designated streets cars can be ticketed and towed," the police website says.
Those streets are as follows:
Boston Avenue, Central Avenue, College Avenue from George Street to Boston Avenue, Forest Street, Fulton Street, George Street, Governors Avenue, Grove Street, Hancock Street, Harvard Avenue, Harvard Street, High Street, Lawrence Road, Main Street, Medford Street, Mystic Avenue from Main Street to Crescent Street, Playstead Road, Riverside Avenue, Salem Street, Spring Street, Washington Street, Webster Street, Willis Avenue, Winthrop Street and Woburn Street.
On secondary roads, odd/even parking regulations are in effect 24 hours a day. All cars must be parked on the EVEN side of the street.
Three considerations/exceptions to these regulations:
Exception # 1: On streets where parking is permitted on one side only, parking will be allowed on that side regardless of it being odd or even.
Exception #2: Commercially registered motor vehicles (any vehicle without passenger plate registrations), commercially lettered motor vehicles, vehicles with trailers and/or oversize vehicles may not park overnight from 12 to 7 a.m. on city streets. This is in effect year-round, 365 days. Violation of City Commercial Motor Vehicle Ordinance violators will face a $25 fine. This is a year-round violation.
Exception #3: Snow Emergency Regulations: "Emergency Arteries:" When it is determined that parked vehicles may impede the plowing or removing of snow or ice and impair the free flow of traffic, a snow emergency will be declared by the Commissioner of Public Works. During a declared snow emergency, there shall be no parking on either side of duly posted streets. Violators will face a $50 fine in addition to a tow fee.
"Those residents who have driveways, garages, or other off-street parking facility are not allowed to park on the street for a period of time longer than one hour between 12 a.m. to 7 a.m. and could face a fine of $15," according to the website.
For more information, including items on Medford's general winter parking ban, click here.