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POLICE: Move Your Car or Get a Ticket and Tow

Police say they will be begin ticketing in earnest at noon for any vehicles still parked in the street. There will be towing as well as needed for emergency vehicle access or plowing.

Peabody police say, starting at noon Friday, they will begin ticketing vehicles still parked in the street in violation of the emergency parking ban. The fine is $50.

"Considerations will be made for vehicles parked in front of businesses for short periods of time for as long as possible, but efforts should be made to remove all cars from all roadways before the snow volume increases," says an alert issued shortly before noon.

Local forecasts say 2-4 inches of snow is expected to accumulate during the day, but as heavy snow arrives this evening, Peabody can expect 14-20 inches.

Police say vehicles will be towed as well if they impede the flow or access for emergency vehicles or plowing operations.

The parking ban was declared as of 8 a.m. Friday and will be in place until further notice.

Saber Walsh February 08, 2013 at 05:22 PM
They just announced that parking will be available at the Higgins, Carroll and Welch schools, but your cars would need to be claimed by 8am Saturday. Which really doesn't help much, but maybe it will for some.
DEBBIE February 08, 2013 at 09:56 PM
Hmmm. so that means a person would have to rise around 6:00 AM or so, walk to the school, shovel yourself out, then leave the parking lot. Okay, so where do they put the cars after that? Perhaps a lot of vehicles won't park in those lots. If that is the case, then once the yard at the schools is plowed, the vehicle owners could move their cars/trucks or whatever to the cleared out section and the plows could park where the cars were originally parked. Otherwise, what good does it do for the citizens to park there for only a matter of hours.

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