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Town Giving Emergency Snow Ban Another Run This Winter

The new emergency ban replaces the old winter parking prohibition and allows residents to park their cars on the street unless there's a bad storm coming in.

Danvers uses roadside message boards as one of the main methods of alerting residents to an emergency parking ban. Credit: File photo
Danvers uses roadside message boards as one of the main methods of alerting residents to an emergency parking ban. Credit: File photo
It's December, so normally that means town residents can look forward to the headaches of shuffling their cars around when there's a big snow...except that new emergency snow ban is back in place.

The Board of Selectmen voted this past summer to give the new measure another trial year before making it a permanent change in town.

The departure from the traditional ban, which dates back 40 years, now allows residents to park their cars on the street overnight between December and April, except in cases of a bad snowstorm.

The temporary ban will also only be in effect only between the hours of 1 and 6 a.m., although the ban may last for multiple days.

Violators face a $15 ticket plus the cost of towing and storage if the vehicle is towed.

Town-wide notification of an impending ban is made through electronic reader boards, automated public alerts by phone, email or text message and on social media.

You can find more information here from the town.
Dana Healy December 03, 2013 at 03:11 PM
If Danvers residents want to learn more about snow and ice removal this year, check out this great video with the Danvers Public Works Department: http://cvp.telvue.com/player?id=T00910&video=177543

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