This story was originally posted on January 19th at 8:38 a.m.

At their regularly scheduled meeting on January 13th and January 27th, Newport City Council addressed a request for city council action to increase the number of roadways where parking bans are established during snow emergencies.

The recommendation came from the Department of Public Services that believes increasing the number of roads from 9 to 24 will give them the ability to better serve residents during winter events  and will improve general snow removal relating services during and after storm events.

This new ordinance took effect upon its passage by Newport City Council.

The list has been pared down over several years from a much longer list that once included 69 streets as far back as 1978.

Motor vehicles parked on any street one-half hour after a parking ban has been announced may be towed.

Former streets that have had parking bans during a snow storm;

  • Bellevue Avenue
  • Broadway
  • Thames Street
  • Spring Street
  • Summer Street
  • Friendship Street
  • Washington Square
  • Van Zandt Ave (JT Connell Hwy to Malbone)
  • Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd.

New Snow Emergency Streets

  • Kay Street
  • Powell Avenue
  • Annandale Road
  • Gibbs Avenue
  • Washington Street
  • Gould Street
  • East Bowery Street
  • William Street
  • Farewell Street
  • West Narragansett Avenue
  • Coggeshall Avenue
  • Third Street
  • Warner Street
  • Bedlow Avenue
  • Bliss Road

Gateway Center, Mary Street lot, and Easton’s Beach are all usually free of charge for residents to park at during a parking ban.

Ryan M. Belmore

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