UPADATE: Worcester Parking Ban Lifted at 6 AM on Wednesday

 by Tom MarinoMarch 13, 2023
Last Updated March 15, 2023 5:39 AM

UPDATE: The Declared Winter Parking Ban in Worcester will be lifted at 6 AM. Residents parked in municipal garages have until noon to remove their vehicles before regular fees are restored.


WORESTER - Worcester Public Schools are closed on Tuesday. March 14, and the City of Worcester has announced a Declared Parking Ban beginning overnight tonight at midnight as the National Weather Service (NWS) revised its snow total predictions upward today.

Trash and recycling pickup in Worcester will also be delayed by one day this week, starting on Tuesday.

The NWS now predicts six to 12 inches of snow in Worcester, with the highest totals being at higher elevations. Wind gusts up to 45 miles per hour are expected.  NWS warns of very difficult travel conditions could impact the morning commute. If you must travel, they advise keeping an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of emergency.

Declared Parking Ban

A declared winter parking ban goes into effect overnight at midnight on Monday night/ Tuesday morning in Worcester.  Municipal parking garages are free of charge to any vehicle that enters after 8 PM on Monday until the Declared Winter Parking Ban is lifted.

During the Declared Winter Parking Ban, parking is prohibited on either side of main arteries, emergency and bus routes, and streets in the downtown area critical to the flow of traffic. On all other streets, parking is only permitted on the odd numbered side of the street, unless otherwise posted.

Towing and ticketing will be enforced to keep streets clear.

For questions, contact Worcester 311 by dialing 3-1-1, emailing [email protected], or visiting worcesterma.gov/311. Information on how the parking ban effects and specific city street is also available on the City of Worcester website.

For future parking ban notifications, residents can sign up for ALERTWorcester  or follow Worcester 311 on Facebook or Twitter.  

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