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City of Fall River and other communities issue parking bans ahead of storm



Several communities have begun issuing parking bans.

Fall River: Monday, February 1, at 8am until further notice.
Somerset: Monday, February 1, at 6am to Wednesday, February 3, at 7am.
Swansea: Monday, February 1, at 7am to Tuesday February 2 at 4pm.
Seekonk: Monday, February 1, at 11am to Tuesday February 2, at 1pm.
Tiverton: Monday, February 1, at 9am.
Dartmouth: Monday, February 1, at 12pm to Tuesday February 2, at 12pm.

For Fall River, motorists are reminded that when a parking ban is in effect, parking is allowed on the north side of all city streets that run east and west and that parking is allowed on the west side of all streets that run north and south. In most cases, this means no parking on the fire hydrant side.

Motorist are asked to participate in the parking ban to allow emergency vehicles, including police, fire and medical, clear access to all streets while allowing better access to snow plows for cleaner and safer streets.

Parking is not allowed within 20 feet of a corner to allow access for snow removing vehicles. Parking allowed, unless posted, on both sides of any street that is divided by a traffic median, but parking against the median is prohibited.

According to the City of Fall River, if any vehicle is in violation of the parking ban and must be towed to clear streets for plows or emergency vehicles, the owner must call 508-324-2577 for the location of the towed vehicle. All towing fees must be paid to the respective tow company prior to release of the stored vehicle.

Parking is available at the following locations until the ban is no longer in effect:

Flint Municipal Parking Lot on Cash Street
Municipal Parking Lot on Hunter and Columbia Street
Talbot Middle School on Melrose Street
Morton Middle School Parking Lot on Hood Street

You can call the following numbers with all and any questions or concerns regarding plowing of streets, the snow storm, or the parking ban:

MAYOR’S OFFICE: 508-324-2600, 508-324-2601

TRAFFIC DEPT: 508-324-2577, 508-207-2584

DPW: 508-324-2760

Residents are reminded of the following:
 Saving parking spots by placing furniture or household objects in the street is prohibited by law. Placing objects in the street to reserve a parking spot is punishable by fine.

 It is the responsibility of each homeowner to clear sidewalks of snow. Failure to do so is punishable by fine.
o Do not throw snow into the street.
o If there is a fire hydrant located near your property, please ensure that it is cleared so that emergency services can access the hydrant if needed.
o If you are willing to volunteer to clear sidewalks for sick, disabled or elderly residents, please contact the Mayor’s office at 508-324-2600 or 508-324-2601.

For members of our homeless population in need of shelter, please reach out to the First Step Inn at 134 Durfee St or call 508-679-8001.

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