PUBLIC WORKS DECLARES SNOW EMERGENCY: PARKING BAN ACTIVATED
Date: March 12, 2018
Declared: 4:30 PM
Effective: 9:00 PM (Downtown Business District will activate at 1 a.m., 3/13/18; details below)
Because of the current weather forecast, no vehicle shall be parked on any City street during this emergency to provide access for plow operations and emergency vehicles. Violators will be ticketed and towed. Public Works will issue a termination to the Snow Emergency once the winter storm has stopped and the streets are cleared.
Downtown Geographical Area
The parking ban for the following Downtown Geographical Area (yellow on this map) will go into effect at 1:00 a.m., March 13, 2018:
- State Street (Middle to Marcy)
- Chestnut Street
- Porter Street
- Fleet Street
- Court Place
- Church Street
- Pleasant Street (Court to Congress)
- Penhallow Street
- Custom House Court
- Sheafe Street
- Chapel Street
- Daniel Street
- Congress Street
- Market Street (Congress to Deer)
- Ladd Street
- High Street
- Hanover Street (Bridge to Market)
- Islington Street (Maplewood Ave to Brewster St)
Where can I park?
Portsmouth residents may park at the Hanover Garage during the declared parking ban and up to two hours after the ban has been terminated for $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.
Is trash and recycling collection continuing as scheduled?
Trash and recycling collection scheduled for Tuesday, March 13, is canceled. This pickup is rescheduled for Saturday, March 17.
How will I know when the ban is lifted?
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.