Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Police Chief Edward Deveau announced the end of the winter parking ban.
The winter parking ban in Watertown ends on Saturday, March 30, announced Police Chief Edward Deveau. The ban prevents people from parking their cars overnight during the winter months. While the ban will be lifted, Department of Public Works officials said that keeping streets clear helps workers repair roads. The ban began after Thanksgiving.
Monday, February 25, 2013
The snow emergency ended Monday afternoon.
Watertown's snow emergency and the on-street parking ban was been lifted Monday afternoon. The town sent out alerts at 3 p.m. announcing the end of the ban, which began Saturday evening. On-street parking will be allowed during the day, but the winter overnight parking ban remains in place.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Parking will be allowed on the streets but emergency vehicles must be able to get down roadways.
The parking ban imposed after the Blizzard of 2013 in Watertown ends Tuesday at 4 p.m., Police Chief Edward Deveau announced. The Watertown Police Department sent out reverse 911 phone messages and a Twitter message announcing the end of the parking ban. Here is the text of the message: Chief Deveau would like to announce that Superintendent of Public Works Gerald Mee is lifting the parking ban effective today at 4pm. However, whereas the side streets are still very narrow and travel can be difficult, any vehicle parked which is impeding emergency vehicles or any other traffic may still be subject to tow. The parking ban went into effect Friday before the storm hit, and has been in effect. Get Breaking News alerts sent to your inbox, …
The large amount of snow has slowed efforts to clear the town's streets and sidewalks.
Drivers likely have to wait until Wednesday, if not longer, to park on the streets of Watertown. Public Works Superintendent Gerald Mee said his crews have had a tough time removing the large amount of snow from the Blizzard of 2013, which just got heavier with Monday's rain. "We had a meeting (Monday) and we are continuing the Snow Emergency until further notice," Mee said. "We will evaluate it in a couple days." Mee said he wants to make sure the streets are wide enough for fire vehicles to get down, in case of an emergency. The snow mounds make the streets much narrower, Mee said. "On some streets you have a car park on one side and another on the other side and the entire street," Mee said. Crews will also make clearing snow from …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Efforts continue to try to remove the snow from town streets, but much remains.
As crews try to remove the mountains of snow from Watertown's streets, the Snow Emergency and street parking ban continue. The snow on the side of the roads is 5 feet deep in most areas, said Ed Baptista, the highway supervisor for the Department of Public works. "There's so much snow. It's crazy!" Baptista said. Work clearing sidewalks has also been delayed, Baptista said. Snow clearing efforts were also hampered by a broke fire hydrant on Mt. Auburn Street on Saturday. The decision about whether the Watertown Public Schools will be open Monday has not been announced. Follow Patch for updates on closings and other Blizzard of 2013 information.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Overnight parking will be prohibited on Watertown's streets beginning on Sunday night.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The ban on overnight parking on Watertown's streets will begin after Thanksgiving.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department: Watetown Chief of Police Edward P. Deveau has announced the 2012-2013 Winter Parking Ban dates. Effective at midnight on November 25, 2012, and continuing to April 1, 2013, 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: Please note that these locations may be used free of charge, however all vehicles may use available spaces after 7 p.m. and …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Police Chief Edward Deveau announced the police will not be enforcing the parking ban through Jan. 2.
Watertown residents will get a gift from Watertown Police Chief Edward Deveau, as he announced that the winter parking ban will go on hiatus for a week. Here is the announcement from the town's website: "Effective Dec. 23, 2011, at 4 p.m. officers will NOT be enforcing the All Night Parking Ban, barring any snowfall that would require plowing or sanding. Enforcement of the All Night Parking Ban will resume at midnight on Jan. 2, 2012."
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Watertown officials made a deal with the Cortiva Massage Therapy school.
Residents living south of the river do not have to take their car to the municipal lot to park overnight during the winter. The town has made a deal with the Cortiva Massage Therapy school, 103 Morse St., to use the 15 spots during the winter. The town prohibits overnight parking from Nov. 27, 2011 to April 1, 2012, and enforces the ban from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. District B Town Councilor Cecilia Lenk said she confirmed with the Police Department that residents can park at the Cortiva Massage Therapy school. Cars can also be parked in municipal parking lots, such as the one behind CVS in Watertown Square, at 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 …