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Declared Winter Parking Ban to Take Effect at Midnight

For Immediate Release: 3/13/2023 12:45 pm

WORCESTER, Mass. – In anticipation of a forecasted snowstorm beginning Monday night and lasting into Wednesday, a Declared Winter Parking Ban for Worcester will go into effect at 12 a.m. March 14 (midnight tonight).

Starting at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 13, municipal parking garages will be free of charge to any vehicle that enters after 8 p.m. until the Declared Winter Parking Ban is lifted. In the case of parking for a special event, event rates apply.

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 Worcester 311 will be open extended hours, beginning at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, March 14.

During the storm, residents should limit their travel and exercise extreme caution. Motorists should leave additional time for transit and stay clear of plows and other vehicles treating the roads. 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

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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