WPI students, faculty, and staff can expect the City of Worcester’s winter parking ban to go into effect whenever inclement weather is forecasted. The official source of up-to- date information on the winter parking ban is 508-929- 1300. Other sources are the government access TV channel 12, City of Worcester website, and local radio stations.

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WPI Snow Removal Policy

Service Roads
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 Street 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.