City of Pittsfield - snow emergency effective 7 p.m. Feb. 18

Please be advised that due to the impending winter storm, a snow emergency has been declared for the City of Pittsfield effective 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, through 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20.

For the duration of the snow emergency, which covers the period of the storm as well as the time required for the city to clean up and treat the streets after the storm ends, residents are asked to use off-street parking.

If off-street parking is not available, residents may park on the street observing the following alternate side parking regulations:

•           Between 7 p.m. Thursday and 7 p.m. Friday: vehicles may park on the even side of the street;

•           Between 7 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday: vehicles may park on the odd side of the street; and

•           All existing and signed parking regulations remain active.

Non-permitted vehicles are prohibited from parking or standing in any open municipal parking lot between the hours of 12 a.m. and 7 a.m.

Vehicles found in violation of the above parking regulations may be towed at the vehicle owner’s expense.

City residents are further advised that sidewalks and ramps abutting their property must be cleared of snow within 24-hours of the storm’s end. As a reminder, it is a violation of city ordinance to plow or otherwise dispose of snow from their property onto city streets and sidewalks.  Residents are also encouraged to clear snow from around fire hydrants located near their properties.