New Bedford, Fall River, Dartmouth Announce Parking Bans
New Bedford, Dartmouth and Fall River have all announced parking bans in advance of today’s expected snow.
New Bedford’s ban begins at 4 p.m. today and will run for 48 hours, unless lifted sooner or further extended by city officials. During those hours, parking is permitted on the north side of all streets going east and west, and is permitted on the east side of all streets going north and south. The permitted side of the street is typically the side opposite of the fire hydrants. More details on New Bedford’s ban are listed below.
In Fall River, the parking ban began at 9 a.m. this morning and will be in effect until further notice. Parking is only allowed on the north side of city streets that run east and west and on the west side of streets that run north and south. Parking is allowed, unless posted, on both sides of any street that is divided by a traffic median.
Dartmouth’s parking ban begins at 6 p.m. tonight and will run until 12 a.m. Saturday. There is no parking allowed on the hydrant side of a street; if there is no hydrant, residents are asked to park on the side of the street with even-numbered houses.
Fairhaven has a standing parking ban throughout the winter months.
ABC6 Storm Tracker meteorologist Chelsea Priest says snow will move into the area in the afternoon hours today, lightly falling through the afternoon, evening and overnight hours. It is also expected to fall throughout the day Friday and perhaps even into Friday night. During that time, four to eight inches can be expected across the SouthCoast. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from noon today until 7 p.m. Friday.
More information regarding New Bedford’s parking ban:
During a snow emergency parking ban, no parking is therefore permitted on either side of the street in the following areas:
• Wood St (Acushnet Ave to Belleville Ave)
• Acushnet Ave (Tarkiln Hill Rd to Coggeshall St)
• Nash Rd (Acushnet Ave to Belleville Ave)
• Ashley Blvd (Nash Rd to Coggeshall St)
• County St (Purchase St to Cove Rd)
• Cottage St (Durfee St to Union St)
• Mill St (Kempton St to Pleasant St)
• Kempton St (Brownell Ave to Pleasant St)
• The Downtown Business District (County St to JFK Blvd, Kempton St to Walnut St)
• Dartmouth St (Allen St to Matthew St)
• Rivet St (Dartmouth St to JFK Blvd)
Map and information on parking bans are available at: http://www.newbedfordma.gov/traffic/snowbans/.
Violations of the snow emergency parking ban will be subject to ticketing at $50 per ticket and towing at full cost to the owner of the vehicle towed. The vehicle owner is also responsible for the full cost of storage for any towed vehicle.
The City of New Bedford has designated the following areas as preferred parking areas for those residents in need of off-street parking while the emergency snow parking ban is in effect:
Victory Park – Brock Avenue
Hazelwood Park – Brock Avenue
Cove Street Parking Lot – Cove Street and Morton Court
Orchard Street at Camara Soccer Field
Buttonwood Park Parking Area – Hawthorn Street Side and Lake Street Side
Coggeshall Street Parking Lot – Coggeshall Street and Acushnet Avenue
Sawyer Street Parking Lot – Between Sawyer Street and Beetle Street
Brooklawn Park Parking Area – Brooklawn Street (South Side)
Riverside Park Lot – Coffin Avenue
Coffin Avenue Lot- Across from Taber Mills Apartments
Former AVX site on Belleville Avenue at Hadley Street
Former Philips Avenue School – 249 Phillips Avenue
Elm Street Garage
Zeiterion Garage – 688 Purchase Street
New Bedford High School – 230 Hathaway Boulevard
Keith Middle School – 225 Hathaway Boulevard
Normandin Middle School – 81 Felton Street
Roosevelt Middle School – 119 Fredrick Street
Charles S Ashley Elementary School – 122 Rochambeau Street
Elizabeth Carter Brooks Elementary School – 212 Nemasket Street
Elwyn G Campbell Elementary School – 145 Essex Street
Sgt Wm H Carney Academy Elementary School – 247 Elm Street
Lot at intersection of Elm and Cottage (Southeast Corner)
James B Congdon Elementary School – 50 Hemlock Street
John B DeValles Elementary School – 120 Katherine Street
Alfred J Gomes Elementary School – 286 South Second Street
Ellen R Hathaway Elementary School – 256 Court Street
Hayden/McFadden Elementary School – 361 Cedar Grove Street
Horatio A Kempton Elementary School – 135 Shawmut Avenue
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School – 445 Ashley Boulevard
Carlos Pacheco Elementary School – 261 Mt. Pleasant Street
John Avery Parker Elementary School – 705 County Street
Casmir Pulaski Elementary School – 1097 Braley Road
Thomas R Rodman Elementary School – 497 Mill Street
William H Taylor Elementary School – 620 Brock Avenue
SEA LAB/John Hannigan Elementary School – 91 Portland Street
Jireh Swift Elementary School – 2203 Acushnet Avenue
Betsey B Winslow Elementary School – 561 Allen Street
Sand Available to City Residents at Several Locations:
The Department of Public Infrastructure has made sand available to city residents at several locations throughout the city. Residents are advised to bring their own small container to collect the sand at any of the following locations:
Corner of Liberty Street and Smith Street
Brooklawn Park next to Brooklawn Senior Center
Morse Twist Drill site (Pleasant Street side