First Parking Ban of Winter Declared
The town's first overnight on-street parking ban of the winter has been declared in Danvers for Monday night.
The first overnight parking ban of the winter under the town's new trial rules has been declared for Monday night.
No on-street parking will be allowed in Danvers from 1-6 a.m. early Tuesday morning, according to the Department of Public Works. Any cars that are left on the street will be subject to ticketing and towing. The total cost for a vehicle left on the road during the parking ban and towed is $175 - $125 for the tow, $35 for storage and $15 for the parking ticket.
The new policy was put into place in early December by an unanimous vote of the Board of Selectmen. The change allows overnight on-street parking all winter long except when a parking ban is announced, rather than a winter-long ban that prohibited overnight parking even when it did not snow.
Under the new policy, a second message will be sent out when the ban is lifted.
The National Weather Service is forecasting 6-9 inches of snow to fall in Danvers from Monday evening through Tuesday. As of 8:30 p.m. on Monday there was already a light coating of snow on the ground.