PUBLIC WORKS ANTICIPATES A SNOW EMERGENCY PARKING BAN MAY BE PUT INTO EFFECT
Date: February 17, 2018
Time of Notice: 5:30 PM
Due to the current weather forecast, Public Works has issued an advanced warning that a citywide parking ban will likely be put in effect. Public Works anticipates the possibility of a declared snow emergency within the next 4 hours. Residents are advised to plan ahead and move their vehicles off City streets prior to falling asleep or going to work. Once a snow emergency is declared, no vehicles shall be parked on any City street.
In the meantime, snow clearing efforts are greatly reduced when residents clear sidewalks of debris, trash cans and recycling bins prior to a storm. If you find yourself behind a snow plow, please keep in mind that the driver has low visibility, typically 10 feet or less, and may not be able to see you. Please slow down and follow well behind the plow with your headlights on. If you must pass, please do so with extreme caution.
Where can I park?
From now and up until two hours after a parking ban has been terminated, Portsmouth residents can park at the Hanover Garage for just $3. After parking your vehicle, please take your parking ticket directly to the cashier’s office to show your proof of Portsmouth residency and pay the $3 Parking Ban flat fee. The cashier will print a validation code directly onto your parking ticket, which will allow you to use any exit station simply by inserting your ticket to exit the facility; this will greatly reduce exit times for all garage users. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!
Additionally, there are several designated parking lots in the downtown area where residents can leave their cars, illustrated here.
How will I know the status of the parking ban?
The City updates all the avenues below as winter storms progress. Residents are especially encouraged to sign up for the CodeRED notification so that they can receive real-time updates via text message and/or email.