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Fall River area communities begin lifting parking bans



Several communities have begun lifting parking bans.

Fall River: January 6th at 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Friday.
Somerset: January 6 at 11:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. Friday.
Swansea: January 7, at 1:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Tiverton: January 6th at 10:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Friday.

Fall River, other communities, announce school closures, remote learning, ahead of Friday storm

Due to the snow storm set to impact Fall River from the night of Thursday, January 6th into Friday, January 7th, Mayor Paul E. Coogan would like to provide residents with these important reminders and updates.

 Parking is only allowed on the north side of city streets that run east and west and on the west side of streets that run north and south. Parking is allowed, unless posted, on both sides of any street that is divided by a traffic median. Parking against a median is prohibited. Parking is not allowed within 20 feet of a corner to allow access for snow removing vehicles.

 Parking is available at the following locations until the ban is no longer in effect:
o Flint Municipal Parking Lot on Cash Street
o Municipal Parking Lot on Columbia Street
o Talbot Middle School on Melrose Street
o Morton Middle School Parking Lot on Hood Street

 Residents are reminded of the following:
o 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.
o Utilize driveways and consider sharing off-street parking with neighbors.
o It is the responsibility of each homeowner to clear sidewalks of snow. Failure to do so is punishable by fine.
 Do not throw snow into the street.
 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.
 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.

 City Facilities:
o Government Center will be closed on Friday, January 7th.
o The DPW facility at Lewiston Street will be closed Friday, January 7th.
o Main Library and all branches will be closed Friday, January 7th.

 Trash Disposal:
o At this time, EZ-Disposal will be collecting trash as usual on Friday, January 7th.

Phone Numbers & Contact Information:
 Please call the following numbers with questions or concerns:
o MAYOR’S OFFICE: 508-324-2600 or 508-324-2000
o TRAFFIC DEPT: 508-324-2577 or 508-207-2584
o DPW: 508-324-2760

 For members of our homeless population in need of shelter, please reach out to the First
Step Inn at 134 Durfee St or call 508-679-800

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