Thursday, January 20, 2011

Town-wide Parking Ban Declared Effective 8PM Tonight, Wednesday, 01/26/2011

Town-wide Parking Ban Declared
Effective 8PM
Tonight, Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Based on National Weather Forecasts, the Town of Winthrop has declared a Town-wide Parking Ban effective 8PM tonight, Wednesday, January 26, 2011.

All residents must get their vehicles off the streets.

The parking ban will remain in effect until further notice.

In addition, the DPW requests that residents refrain from placing snow back into our streets, which makes their efforts to clean and make our streets safe difficult.

Winter Parking Regulations are in effect each year
from December 15 to April 1

Effective each year from December 15th to April 1st, winter parking regulations are in effect. These regulations state that upon announcement of the U.S. Weather Bureau or forecast in the newspaper, on radio or television of an EXPECTED OR IMPENDING snow storm, all motor vehicles must be removed from Town streets. Motor vehicles not removed will be subject to fines and/or towing. The vehicle owner is responsible for fines and tow charges including tickets lost or damaged by the weather condition.

For Town Ordinance regarding Chapter 282, WINTER PARKING, click here.

For our Resident's Guide to Winter Snow Operations in Winthrop, click here.

For a List of Municipal Lots around town, click here.

For information regarding the Town's Blue Lights which notify motorists when a parking ban is in effect, click here.

It is a town ordinance for all residents (homeowners/renters) and businesses to clean snow and ice from your sidewalks from in front of your property. Please read the following link regarding the ordinance and failure to comply. Failure to Remove Snow and Ice from sidewalks.

Posted on News & Announcements by Webmaster - mkaras (4pm 01/26/11)


  1. To All Residents/Employees/Visitors:

    To ensure the Town Hall parking lot and the overflow parking lot are plowed in advance for the safety of all our residents who need to conduct business at the Town Hall and our employees, the Town Hall will be opening at 11am instead of 8am, Thursday, January 27, 2011.

    Thank you.


  2. you tow my truck to Lynn when there was plenty of room for vehicles to get by but because a fir truck could get by??????????? Why does this fire truck persistantly go down a shitty one way street when it knows there is snow there and it is narrow to begin with?????????/

  3. If you were parked on a street otherwise determined as a street you may park on during a parking ban, they yes, you are subject to be ticketed and towed. Please read the town ordinances on winter regulations (above posting): For Town Ordinance regarding Chapter 282, WINTER PARKING

    As for public safety vehicles -- i am not going to comment on .... PUBLIC SAFETY/SAVE LIVES ....

  4. In the future, comments that come in from "Anonymous" will not be responded to unless the information requested is of importance for the public safety of the whole community. If you would like to complain, please leave your names so a reponse can be sent to you. Thank you.