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Public streets will fall under two categories of the Winter Parking Ban.
PERMANENT: December 1 - April 30
A permanent ban will remain in effect on Emergency Arteries, WRT Bus routes and streets that are designated as critical to the flow of traffic.
The permanent ban means that from December 1 to April 30 there is no parking on one or both sides of the street between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. and also when a snow emergency is declared, anytime, day or night.
DECLARED: When it Snows
A declared ban means that parking is allowed on both sides of the street until the winter parking ban is put into effect.
You can expect the winter parking ban to go into effect whenever inclement weather is forecasted.
Residents are responsible to know when the winter parking ban is in effect.
The official source of up-to-date information on the winter parking ban is +1-508-929-1300. Other sources are the government access TV channel 12, DPW web site and local radio stations.
This is a general description of the winter parking ban. For specific information on parking restrictions visit the Worcester DPW Web site or call the DPW.
The service roads at WPI are plowed continuously during the course of a snowstorm. Any vehicle (registered or not) found parked on these service roads will be towed immediately at the owner’s expense.
Boynton Lot, Quadrangle, West St. Lot, Campus Center Lot and Higgins House Lot
These parking lots are plowed continuously during a snowstorm. Parking is not allowed along curbs or outside of lined parking spaces, (unless previously authorized by the Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police or designee). Any vehicle (registered or not) found parked in those areas will be towed immediately at the owner’s expense.
Residential Parking Lots
The entrances to these parking lot areas are plowed regularly (complete snow removal effort is coordinated by Facilities). To accomplish this and upon notification, all vehicles must be moved out of these parking areas. Resident students may temporarily park their vehicles in either the Boynton Street or West Street lots during snow removal operations. When snow removal operations are completed, vehicles must be returned to their authorized lots.