Winter Storm Overnight Parking Ban is effective from October 15 to April 15.
The purpose of the winter storm overnight parking ban shall be to provide for the safe movement
of police, fire and emergency medical service vehicles during snow and ice storms and otherwise
provide for public safety during winter weather conditions. The parking ban shall also serve to
enhance the capability of the Public Works Department to remove snow and ice from the
roadways effectively and efficiently.
A winter storm overnight parking ban shall automatically take effect upon occurrence of any of
the following: Snow, sleet, or freezing rain has fallen, or is imminent.
The National Weather Service and/or local television and/or radio stations or other media are
reporting commencement of snow, sleet, or freezing rain within the local area or are predicting
that snow, sleet, or freezing rain will begin in Franklin within 12 hours.
The parking of any motor vehicle within the layout or right-of-way of any public street or any
roadway open to the public is prohibited between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. while a
winter storm parking ban is in effect.
The Franklin Police Department shall enforce the provisions of this article and shall be solelyThis was originally posted to the Franklin, MA website
responsible for issuance of tickets and authorization of towing.