Winter parking information from the Department of Public Works

Overnight parking ban in effect from December 1st to April 1st

(Wakefield, MA) - The Wakefield Department of Public Works requests your assistance in making this winter safe for both pedestrians, motorist and snow plow operators by observing some important parking and safety regulations.

“It is important to realize that vehicles parked along the road side and those illegally parked are the biggest obstacle to effective snow and ice removal efforts and a major safety issue for pedestrians, motorist, public safety vehicles and snow plow operators,” DPW Director Richard Stinson said.  “We encourage everyone to remove their vehicles from the roadway during icing conditions and snow events and to follow the Town’s parking regulations which assist public works in providing safe road conditions.”

The Town of Wakefield overnight parking ban is in effect from December 1st to April 1st each year, regardless of weather conditions.  All night parking is defined in the Traffic Rules and Orders as parking on any street for a period longer than (1) hour between the hours of 1:00 am and 6:00 am of any day.  Further, parking vehicles across curbs, partially on the sidewalk or blocking a sidewalk is not allowed.  The purpose of these regulations is to insure that public works is able to maintain our roadways in a safe condition. 

Vehicles parked during the overnight parking ban, illegally parked or those vehicles impeding snow removal impact the safety of motorist, pedestrians and others and are subject to being ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.

“We ask for your assistance and support in providing a safe winter season for all and ask that you park your vehicle safely and in accordance with parking regulations,” the Director added. “Please enjoy a safe winter season!”


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