PAWTUCKET The City of Pawtucket has issued rules for a snow ban parking advisory that will take effect in the event of a snowstorm, including a list of public parking locations where residents may leave their vehicles while on-street parking bans remain in effect.

"Its been a mild winter so far but we need people to be aware of what the options and requirements are when the snow starts flying again," said Public Works Director Lance Hill. "Our goal is to get as many vehicles as possible off the street as soon as possible, for public safety and so our plows can operate in the most efficient manner possible. A little cooperation will benefit everyone."

Between December 1st and April 1st, the City of Pawtucket will typically declare a winter storm emergency if there is a prediction of two or more inches of snow. Once a winter storm emergency has been declared, an on-street parking ban will be put into effect on all city streets and all vehicles must be moved off the street at that time. The parking ban will be posted on local radio and television broadcasts and on the city website at You can also call the police station at 401-727-9100 and dial ext. 888 on the auto attendant to check on a parking ban.

During snow parking bans, parking will be available in municipal lots throughout the city as follows.

West Side parking areas: Morley Field off Moshassuck Street; Veterans Park ball field off Smithfield Avenue; Nathanael Greene School parking lot, 285 Smithfield Avenue; St. Edward Church parking lot, Weeden Street; Elizabeth Baldwin Elementary School parking lot, 50 Whitman St.; Slater Junior High/Cunningham School parking lot, 281 Mineral Spring Ave.; parking lot at intersection of Marrin and Pine streets; parking lot at intersection of George and Grace streets; Francis Varieur Elementary School parking lot at 486 Pleasant St.; Max Read Field off Pleasant Street; municipal parking lot at intersection of Dexter Street and Andrew Ferland Way; parking lot at intersection of Humes and Broad streets; City Hall parking lot along Roosevelt Avenue; School Administration parking lot on Park Place.

East Side parking areas: Parking lot at intersection of Broadway and Exchange Street; Agnes Little School parking lot, 60 South Bend St.; Henry J. Winters Elementary School parking lot, 481 Broadway; Curvin McCabe Elementary School parking lot; 466 Cottage St.; Flora Curtis Elementary School parking lot, 582 Benefit St.; ball field parking lot at intersection of Sweet and Daggett avenues; parking lot at intersection of Littlefield Street and Armistice Boulevard; Fallon Memorial Elementary School parking lot at 62 Lincoln Ave.; Newport Avenue parking lot beside the fire station; Slater Park ball field parking lot.

A number-coded map showing all alternate offstreet parking locations in the city is available in the right hand column of the home page of the city website at

Vehicle removal: All vehicle owners are required by city ordinance to move their vehicles out of the designated municipal parking areas within two hours of a parking ban being lifted or face towing and a fine of $100.

Sidewalk snow removal required: According to city ordinance, the owner, occupant or other responsible person shall have snow and ice removed from a sidewalk intended for pedestrians not later than the first 12 hours of daylight after the end of a snowstorm. Violations are subject to fines beginning at $25 for a first offense.

Volunteer help with sidewalk snow removal, particularly for seniors and people with physical limitations, is available by calling city Seniors Liaison Beth Roberge at 728-0500, ext. 241, or by contacting her by email at