** Snow Emergencies take effect from the time determined by the Director. Typically, this will be from 10:00 PM on the start date to 6:00 AM on the end date. Earlier start times and later end times may be set during unusually heavy storms **
No vehicles will be allowed to park on city streets during this time.
In the event of an impending snowstorm, the Public Works Director will call a Snow Emergency which will be in effect during the dates and times listed on one of the ‘Notification Options’ listed below. NO vehicles are allowed to park on City streets during a Snow Emergency. Any vehicle parked in violation of a Snow Emergency Declaration will be removed and impounded. Vehicles removed from the streets will be stored in Derryfield Park off Bridge Street. In order to recover an impounded vehicle, the owner will be required to present proof of ownership and to make a payment of $110.00 in cash only. This must be done within 24 hours of the time when the vehicle was towed. Vehicles not recovered within 24 hours, will be subject to additional towing and storage charges. The City Parking Authority has two locations available for parking during snow emergencies. The first location is the Victory Parking Garage located at Chestnut and Amherst Street. During snow emergencies, City residents that do not have off street parking can park for free in the garage from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM. Please Note that there are a limited number of spaces available for snow emergency parking in the garage. The second location is the Pearl Street Parking Lot. This lot is open for Snow Emergency parking from 5:30 PM to 8:00 AM. A Snow Emergency is called to allow City crews to plow the full width of the streets, therefore allowing access for emergency vehicles as well as parking once the Snow Emergency has ended.
- Kevin A. Sheppard, P.E. Public Works Director
Many automobiles are needlessly towed off of City streets at a great cost to the owners because they are in violation of the City's Snow Emergency Parking Ban. 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.
The Highway Department cannot guarantee notification on snow emergencies. Email must travel through many servers and there is a risk that the email will not be delivered, or will not be delivered in a timely fashion. Similar conditions apply for text messaging. Should you choose to subscribe with Twitter for mobile text message updates you agree to Twitter's terms and conditions as well as any possible text message charges that may apply. The City of Manchester is not responsible for any issues, unsent text messages or costs resulting from your interaction with twitter.com or twittermail.com.
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