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Declared Winter Parking Ban to Take Effect Tuesday at Midnight

For Immediate Release: 1/15/2024 8:04 pm

WORCESTER, Mass. – In anticipation of a forecasted snowstorm starting early Tuesday morning, a Declared Winter Parking Ban for Worcester will go into effect at 12 a.m. (midnight) Jan. 16.

Starting at 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 15, all 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.

Residents are asked to use one of the garages listed below:

  • Federal Plaza Garage – 570 Main St.
  • Pearl & Elm Garage – 20 Pearl St.
  • Worcester Common Garage – 3 Eaton Place
  • Union Station Garage – 225 Franklin St.
  • Major Taylor Blvd Garage – 30 Major Taylor Blvd.

Due to the inclement weather, the Worcester Senior Center at 128 Providence St. will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024.

The Worcester Public Schools will be closed Tuesday as well, and as a result, the Worcester Public Library’s Burncoat, Goddard, Roosevelt, and Tatnuck Magnet branches will be closed.

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. Residents can search their streets online at

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

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