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Watertown's Winter Parking Ban Begins Nov. 27

Cars will not be able to be left on the street over night from Nov. 27 to April 1.

The Watertown Police Department sent out the following announcement:

Chief of Police Edward P. Deveau has announced the 2011-2012 Winter Parking Ban dates. Effective at midnight on Nov. 27, and continuing to April 1, 2012, the Winter Parking Ban will be in effect and strictly enforced. The regulation reads in part; no vehicle may remain on any public way for more than one hour between the hours of 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. all days of the week.

For residents who lack sufficient off street parking, the town allows for temporary parking at any municipal parking lot and other locations noted: The Police station at 552 Main St., any public school parking lot, Marion Road at Victory Field and the lot at Boylston and Mt Auburn streets. Please note that these locations may be used free of charge, however all vehicles may use available spaces after 7 p.m. and must be moved/removed by 7 a.m. the following day. Vehicles must be removed from any school property no later than 6 a.m. during any snow storm to allow for plowing. Violators may be towed.

As we learned last year, the New England winters can be particularly harsh. Your cooperation in keeping the streets clear of overnight parking and your sidewalks clear of snow and ice will make for safer driving/walking conditions and at the same time, allow the opportunity for the Public Works Department to perform necessary street cleaning and maintenance.

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