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Declared Winter Parking Ban in Effect at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23

For Immediate Release: 1/23/2023 10:30 am

WORCESTER, Mass. – City officials have been preparing for a winter storm on Monday, Jan. 23, that may bring at least 2 to 4 inches of snow to Worcester. The Worcester Senior Center and Worcester Public Schools are closed for the day, along with the Goddard and Roosevelt branches of the Worcester Public Library. The main branch at 3 Salem Square remains open.

The Department of Public Works & Parks (DPW&P) has begun treating roads, and a Declared Winter Parking Ban will go into effect at 2 p.m. in anticipation of plowing operations. Beginning at 11 a.m., municipal parking garages will be free of charge to any vehicle that enters until the Declared Winter Parking Ban is lifted. Residents are urged to take advantage of this opportunity to move their cars from City streets.

During the Declared Winter Parking Ban, parking is prohibited on either side of main arteries, emergency and bus routes, and streets in the downtown area critical to the flow of traffic. On all other streets, parking is only permitted on the odd numbered side of the street, unless otherwise posted.

Towing and ticketing may be enforced to keep streets clear. For questions, residents should contact Worcester 311 by dialing 3-1-1, emailing, or visiting

City officials urge residents to drive with caution as temperatures drop below freezing, leave additional time for travel, and stay clear of plows. Residents are reminded that they have up to 10 hours from the end of a winter storm to clear the sidewalks abutting their property of any snow and ice. Residents who are able are also asked to clear snow around fire hydrants and catch basins in their neighborhoods. Snow should not be put in the street.

For more details about Worcester’s Winter Parking Bans and affected streets, please visit Residents can sign up for parking ban notifications through ALERTWorcester at, and live updates will be posted on Government Access Channel – Spectrum 192 and the Worcester 311 social media channels: and

For additional details about City snow removal policies and enforcement, as well as resources for requesting assistance, filing a complaint, and winter sand locations, please visit For winter weather safety/preparation tips, visit

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