Winter parking ban is in effect through March 15th

Above: The annual parking bans are in place, allowing plow operators to do their jobs when unexpectedly needed. (Photo by Susan Fitzgerald)

I know that today’s nasty weather doesn’t come with a real risk of snow. But, you still won’t be allowed to park on the street overnight.

Southborough’s annual winter parking ban went into effect earlier this week. That means through March 15, there is no overnight (midnight to 6:00 am) parking on any public way regardless of the weather.

During snow or ice events, street parking is also not allowed at any time night or day. Vehicles violating those rules will be towed at owners expense.

Selectmen approved the seasonal ban at their Tuesday night meeting. I was unable to confirm whether it was implemented for that night or the next day – but it is currently in effect through March 15, 2019.

Language was confirmed to be the same:

there will be no parking on any public way in the Town of Southborough from 12 midnight until 6:00 a.m. and furthermore, there will be no parking on any public way during any snowstorm in the Town of Southborough. Vehicles parked will be towed at the owner’s expense (according to the Town’s Code). . .

Illegal parking during unusual storms occurring before or after the Ban will be dealt with according to Section 152-6 of the Code of the Town of Southborough which states:
“The Superintendent of Streets, or other officer having charge of the ways, shall be authorized, for the purpose of removing or plowing snow or of removing ice from any way, to remove or cause to be removed to some convenient place, including in such term any public garage, any vehicle interfering with such work, and the liability for the cost of such removal and the storage charges, if any, resulting therefrom shall be upon the owner of such vehicle”.

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