Tuesday, March 19, 2013
City officials have lifted the emergency parking ban, allowing residents to park their cars on the street again.
Go ahead, park on the street. You won't get a ticket. Public Services Director Bob Langley called off the emergency parking ban today around 5:30 p.m. The ban began Monday at 8 p.m., as a coastal storm bore down on Peabody late that night into the morning hours.
Monday, March 18, 2013
An emergency parking ban goes into effect at 8 p.m. and will be in place until further notice. Snow forecast now says 5-9 inches for Peabody.
Peabody is joining in with other North Shore cities and towns in declaring a pre-emptive parking ban tonight to keep the streets clear for when heavy snow arrives overnight. The snow is expected to start falling around 2 a.m., lasting through the morning and posing some challenging travel conditions for anyone on the road. The latest forecast from the National Weather Service predicts 5-9 inches of snow. The emergency ban, which was declared by the Public Services director, means no on-street parking will be allowed until further notice. The Peabody Police Department notified residents of the ban shortly before 6 p.m. this evening.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Peabody residents can now park on the street again.
After about a full 24 hours, Peabody residents can park their cars on the street again. Public Services Director Bob Langley told Peabody Patch he called for the ban to be lifted and blue lights across the city to be switched off late Friday afternoon. An official alert from the Peabody police was released at 5:10 p.m. The two-day snowstorm petered out earlier in the afternoon and the roads were mostly clear to allow safe travel at that point, Langley said. He said plow crews would be out Friday night and over the weekend to work on the city's schools, sidewalks and any other areas in need of attention.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Effective immediately, no parking is allowed on Peabody streets because of the snow.
As snow continues to fall, the city has declared an emergency parking ban. No on-street parking will be allowed across the city until further notice. The National Weather Service says a Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Peabody until 1 p.m. Friday. The forecast calls for 6-10 inches of snow, most of it accumulating tonight. For breaking Peabody news as it happens, sign up for Peabody Patch news alerts.
Monday, February 25, 2013
The ban was only in effect overnight. Residents can now park their cars on the street again.
Peabody police say the emergency parking ban has been lifted and cars can be parked on the street again. The ban was first declared around 8 p.m. Sunday night due to the weather.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The city has declared an emergency parking ban due to the snow tonight.
The snow this weekend didn't turn out as first predicted, but with at least 1-2 inches expected to collect tonight in Peabody, the city has declared an emergency parking ban. No on-street parking will be allowed across the city until further notice. The National Weather Service says a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until midnight when the snow is expected to taper off.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Residents can park on the street again without fear of getting a ticket or tow.
The emergency parking ban was lifted as of 7:15 p.m. Sunday, according to Peabody police. Residents can now park on the street again. It was a short-lived ban, in comparison to last weekend, that's for sure. Leading up to that historic blizzard, the ban went into effect Friday morning and wasn't lifted until Tuesday afternoon. This time, the ban was declared around 9 a.m. on Sunday and rescinded about 10 hours later. The difference in snowfall (of about 2 feet) did have something to do with it, although Sunday's storm was tagged as a "mini-blizzard" by meteorologists. Police did also write several parking tickets Sunday as well for cars still out in violation of the ban.
A parking ban is in place as the city gets another dose of Old Man Winter.
Sunday morning Peabody Police declared a snow emergency parking ban. That means no on-street parking until police give the all-clear. "All vehicles must be removed from public roadways or they will be subject to ticketing and towing," Peabody Police wrote in an email about the ban. The most recent National Weather Service forecast calls for the city to get 3-5 inches from Sunday's storm. Stay with Peabody Patch for word on when the ban will be lifted, and any other storm news you need to know. For breaking Peabody news as it happens, sign up for Peabody Patch email alerts.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
You can now park on the street again and not worry about getting a ticket or towed.
After more than four straight days, the emergency parking ban is finally over. Peabody police shared the, no doubt, welcome news with residents via an automated notice Tuesday afternoon. The message was simple and to the point: "The city of Peabody parking ban has been rescinded effective immediately." The ban on on-street parking was first declared Friday morning, hours before the weekend blizzard rolled into Peabody. And for what it's worth, there is a slight chance of snow headed this way Wednesday night and Thursday.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The true test of the city's new emergency notification and parking ban system, however, will happen when Peabody gets hit with a big snow storm, says Public Services Director Bob Langley.
Public Services Director Bob Langley says the cleanup from Wednesday's storm, which dropped a few inches of snow, went relatively smoothly, although it didn't appear that way earlier in the morning. Peabody Patch received several comments from readers, wondering why the city had instituted an emergency parking ban the night before and then seemingly hadn't been on top of the situation to clear the roads for morning commuters. It also seemed like there was a lack of plow trucks out in operation. Langley said, in fact, that city plow crews did deploy when the storm hit at 5 a.m., but they went to the schools first as the top priority. Unfortunately, rush hour quickly arrived and made it difficult transitioning back to the roads once the …