Providence parking ban at Midnight Monday

Citywide Parking Ban in Effect at Midnight on Monday, Mar. 2, 2015

– Mayor Jorge O. Elorza Sunday announced a citywide parking ban due to a storm that is expected to bring up to 7 inches of snow starting Sunday evening, continuing into Monday morning.

The citywide parking ban will go into effect at 12:01AM on Monday, March 2 and remain in effect until further notice. Residents with overnight parking passes are advised that they cannot park on the street during the duration of the citywide parking ban. All vehicles parked on the street in violation of the citywide parking ban will be ticketed and towed to ensure that roadways can be plowed.

Parents should stay alert for a decision on school closure for Monday as more information becomes available later in the day.

The Department of Public Works has prepared all equipment and personnel to respond to the storm and will begin pretreating roadways during the afternoon on Sunday.

Garbage and recycling collection will proceed as scheduled but may experience delays due to slow morning travel. Residents are reminded not to put garbage and recycling bins in streets or locations that will interfere with plowing or travel.

Travelers are encouraged to use caution. Per state law, drivers of motor vehicles shall not enter an intersection whether or not any traffic signal is green unless there is sufficient space in the roadway to move completely through the intersection. Violators are subject to fines.

Residents with snow related concerns can contact the City's snow hotline at 680-8080. Residents experiencing power outages should contact National Grid at 800-322-3223. Individuals are warned never to touch downed power lines and report downed lines to National Grid. In the event of an emergency always dial 911.

(release from City of Providence)