City of Pittsfield Snow Emergency, Parking Regulations for Impending Winter Storm
Berkshire County, Massachusetts is under a Winter Storm Watch from 6 pm tomorrow, Friday, March 3 until 7 pm Saturday, March 4. Current forecasts are predicting five to eight inches of snow Friday evening into the overnight and another one to three inches during the day Saturday.
The City of Pittsfield has announced that due to the impending winter weather event, a snow emergency has been declared for the purposes of parking restrictions in the city of Pittsfield effective 7 a.m. Friday, March 3, through 7 a.m. Sunday, March 5.
For the duration of the snow emergency, 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 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday: parking is allowed on the odd side of the street;
• Between 7 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday: parking is allowed on the even side of the street; and
• Residents in and around downtown Pittsfield are encouraged to use the McKay Street parking garage which will be open to the public free of charge starting tonight and continuing through the duration of the emergency.
All other existing and signed parking regulations remain active. Non-permitted vehicles are prohibited from parking or standing in any open municipal parking lot between 12 a.m. and 7 a.m.
Vehicles found violating 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 around fire hydrants near their properties.