City of Worcester Issues Parking Ban Starting at 6 p.m. Sunday Night

Monday, March 04, 2019
GoLocalWorcester News Team

Due to the incoming winter storm, the City of Worcester has issued a parking ban which will go into effect at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 3.

“Municipal Parking Garages will be open free of charge from 6:00 p.m. Sunday, March 3 until Monday, March 4 at 10:00 a.m.—event parking rates still apply,” says the City of Worcester.

As GoLocalWorcester reported, snow is expected to begin a little after 7 p.m. with the potential for 5 to 9 inches.

The National Weather Service now is predicting:


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA 1015 AM EST Sun Mar 3 2019

 

Hartford CT-Tolland CT-Windham CT-Northern Worcester MA- Central Middlesex MA-Western Essex MA-Eastern Essex MA- Western Hampden MA-Eastern Hampshire MA-Eastern Hampden MA- Southern Worcester MA-Western Norfolk MA-Southeast Middlesex MA- Suffolk MA-Eastern Norfolk MA-Northern Bristol MA- Western Plymouth MA-Eastern Plymouth MA-Southern Bristol MA- Southern Plymouth MA-Northern Middlesex MA- Northwest Providence RI-Southeast Providence RI-Western Kent RI- Eastern Kent RI-Bristol RI-Washington RI-Newport RI- Including the cities of Hartford, Windsor Locks, Union, Vernon, Putnam, Willimantic, Barre, Fitchburg, Framingham, Lowell, Lawrence, Gloucester, Blandford, Amherst, Northampton, Springfield, Milford, Worcester, Foxborough, Norwood, Cambridge, Boston, Quincy, Taunton, Brockton, Plymouth, Fall River, New Bedford, Mattapoisett, Ayer, Foster, Smithfield, Providence, Coventry, West Greenwich, East Greenwich, Warwick, West Warwick, Bristol, Narragansett, Westerly, and Newport 1015 AM EST Sun Mar 3 2019 ...WINTER STORM

WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM EST MONDAY... * WHAT...Heavy snow. Total snow accumulations of around 5 to 8 inches expected. *

WHERE...Portions of northern Connecticut, western, central, eastern, northeastern, and southeastern Massachusetts, as well as all of Rhode Island. * WHEN...From 7 PM this evening to 10 AM EST Monday. *

ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

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