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Waltham announces street parking ban for blizzard, issues safety advisories

Posted by Jaclyn Reiss  February 8, 2013 01:25 PM

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Waltham officials are urging residents to move their parked cars from the street as plows will barrel through town, attempting to clear roads from the projected two-plus feet of snow the area is slated to receive.

The ban went into effect at 8 a.m., and there will be no on-street parking allowed anywhere in Waltham. Governor Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency and banned cars from the road today starting at 4 p.m.

Cars still parked on the street will be towed for snow removal based on a street-by-street basis as determined by public works.

Residents can park in the following municipal or public school lots during the snow emergency:

  • Waltham Public Library rear lot, between Spring Street and Exchange Street
  • Central Square Parking Garage, Common Street
  • Church Street lot, Church Street at Main Street
  • City Hall rear lot
  • Carter Street lot
  • Railroad Avenue lot
  • Embassy Parking Garage, Pine Street
  • Crescent Street lot, Crescent Street by Spruce Street
  • Spruce Street lot
  • Walnut Street lot
  • Chestnut Street lot

Anyone parking in these lots during the storm must move their car by 10 a.m. on Sunday.

If a resident finds their car has been towed, the city has offered the following tow lots to check:

  • Waltham Auto Body, 281 Crescent St., (781) 899-1150
  • Ramsay's Auto, 152 Prospect St., (781) 899-1915
  • Pilgrim Auto, 57 Felton St., (781) 899-7320

If it is not at one of these location, call police operations at 781-314-3600.

City officials are also urging residents not to touch downed wires. They also are reminding people not to dial 911 for towed cars, snow removal issues, or power outages.

Outages can be reported to NStar at 800-592-2000, according to the city.

For more information, visit the city's blizzard information website.

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