parking ban

The Newport Police Department has announced there will be a “Parking Ban” in effect at 10:00 PM on Saturday, January 23, 2016, until Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 8am due to the forecasted snow storm.

Motor vehicles parked on such a street one-half hour after the public ban has been announced may be towed. Residents can utilize the following parking lots: Gateway Center, Mary Street lot, and Easton’s Beach free of charge during parking ban.

The following streets are designated tow zones for emergency snow removal work:

Bellevue Avenue: Kay Street to Bowery Street;
Friendship Street;
Spring Street;
Summer Street;
Thames Street;
Washington Square;
West Marlborough Street;
Van Zandt Avenue, from J.T. Connell Memorial Road east to Malbone Road.

Please note the other city ordinances that apply during snow events:

9.08.110. Snow removal.

No owner, occupant or other person having the care of any building or lot of land bordering on any street, square or public place in the city, where there is a sidewalk, shall fail, within five hours of daylight, after the ceasing to fall of any snow, to cause the same to be removed from the sidewalk adjoining such building or lot, and in all streets where there is no curbstone set, a pathway, at least four feet wide, shall be made on and along the sidewalk aforesaid for the convenience of pedestrians.

9.08.120. Ice removal.

Whenever any sidewalk, or any part thereof, adjoining any building or lot of land on any street is encumbered with ice, no owner, occupant or other person having the care of such building or lot shall fail to cause such sidewalks to be made safe and convenient, by removing the ice therefrom or by covering the same with sand or ashes within four hours during the daytime.

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