• Winter is coming: Stay informed with parking ban alerts

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    November 25, 2019

    Additional parking restrictions in place on some city streets for winter months

     

    DOVER, N.H. – As winter approaches, the City of Dover reminds motorists to stay informed about storm-related parking bans by signing up for notifications. Beginning last year, parking bans are now determined on a storm-by-storm basis.

     

    When required for snow plowing or cleanup, the Community Services Director will typically declare a parking ban by 3 p.m. The ban will take effect at 10 p.m. citywide, except downtown, which will begin at 1 a.m. the following morning. Earlier start times may also be enacted in the event of a major storm or for additional snow removal and clean-up.

     

    When a declared parking ban is in effect, parking is prohibited on city streets, sidewalks and adjacent parking areas. Vehicles in violation of a declared parking ban may be ticketed and/or towed at the vehicle owner’s expense.

     

    During active bans, restrictions are also in place in the following public parking lots: Orchard Street surface lot parking spaces; Belknap Lot; Third Street Lot; Fourth Street Lot; Central Fire Station Lot; Library and McConnell Center Lot. For more information about parking lot restrictions, visit bit.ly/doverban.

     

    There are a number of ways for residents to stay informed about weather-related parking bans:

     

    ·         Tune into Channel 22, where winter parking bans will appear when declared.

    ·         Sign up for text alerts, which will be sent when a parking ban is declared. There are several ways to sign up to receive text alerts, including:

    o   Text "DoverNH" to 99411. Please note that cellular phone carrier and/or text message fees may apply.

    o   Sign up via the city's emergency notification system, CodeRed, and select "Parking Ban Notifications." You can access the sign-up page at bit.ly/dovercodered.

    ·         Sign up for email alerts at bit.ly/doverdownload. Select the option for Parking Ban Notifications.

    ·         Call 603-516-PARK (7275) for the current parking ban status.

    ·         The current parking ban status will be posted at drivingdover.com and the city's winter parking ban page at bit.ly/doverban.

    ·         Follow the city's social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter for parking ban updates and status.

     

    Parking ban declarations will also be sent to local media, including newspaper, radio and television outlets.

     

    Additional parking restrictions will be in place on some city streets from Dec. 1 to April 1. The restrictions, which were approved by the City Council earlier this month, prohibit parking on one side of the street to help ensure these streets remain accessible for snow removal and emergency vehicles throughout the winter.

     

    From Dec. 1 to April, parking will be restricted on the following streets:

     

    ·         Third Street, northerly side, from Chestnut Street to Grove Street

    ·         Fourth Street, northerly side, from Chestnut Street to Grove Street

    ·         Fifth Street, northerly side, from Chestnut Street to Grove Street

    ·         Lincoln Street, northerly side, from Chestnut Street to Grove Street

    ·         Summer Street, southerly side, from Central Avenue to Belknap Street

    ·         Belknap Street, westerly side, from Washington Street to Silver Street

    ·         Cushing Street, easterly side, from Washington Street to Silver Street

    ·         Lexington Street, easterly side, from Washington Street to Silver Street

    ·         Rogers Street, southwesterly side)

    ·         Forest Street, northwesterly side

    ·         Essex Street, southwesterly side

    ·         Hancock Street, southwesterly side

    ·         Folsom Street, southerly side

     

    For more information about winter parking bans, including how to sign up for notifications, visit drivingdover.com or contact the Parking Bureau at 516-6132 or parking@dover.nh.gov.