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Snow Emergency Notifications


Upon declaration of a Snow Emergency, vehicles must be removed from the City streets.  Snow Emergencies take effect from the time determined by the Director. Typically, 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Earlier start times and later end times may be set during unusually heavy storms.  Any vehicle parked in violation of a Snow Emergency Declaration will be removed and impounded. A Snow Emergency is called to allow City crews to plow the full width of the streets, allowing access for emergency vehicles and parking.

The City Parking Authority has two locations available for parking during snow emergencies.

  • Victory Parking Garage

Located on the corner of Amherst & Chestnut

Snow Emergency use from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. only*

  • Pearl Street Parking

Located on Orange St between Pearl & Chestnut

Snow Emergency use  from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. only*

*Subject to parking fees of $.75 per hour outside Snow Emergency times. *Unauthorized vehicles outside of these times are also subject to parking violations.

You can be notified of Snow Emergencies by signing up at www.manchesternh.gov/snow for automatic email or text notifications. During snow emergencies, snow emergency beacons flash at various traffic intersections throughout the City.  Snow emergencies are also announced on local news and radio stations but feel free to call the Department of Public Works as 603-624-6444.

Any vehicle parked in violation of a Snow Emergency Declaration will be towed and impounded.  The City’s impound lot is located in the Derryfield Park off of Bridge Street.   In order to recover an impounded vehicle, the owner will be required to present proof of ownership and pay $110 (cash only) within 24 hours.  Vehicles not recovered within 24 hours will be subject to additional storage fees.  

We can automatically notify you, by way of email, or text message when there will be a snow emergency in place. Simply request automatic email notification of parking bans or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/mht_snow_emerg in order to receive text messages on your cell phone.

Notification Options:

  • Local Radio
  • Local News TV
  • Call the Public Works Department at (603) 624-6444
  • White strobe lights activated at key intersections
  • Email (mentioned above)
  • Text Messaging (mentioned above)
  • Monitor the city web site home page under "In the News"
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