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Worcester Declares Parking Ban in Effect at 8 a.m. Saturday

Saturday, December 09, 2017

 

Due to the snowstorm expected to hit Worcester, the city has issued a parking ban that goes into effect at 8 a.m. All city garages will be open at no charge.

“There is NO PARKING on either side of main arteries, bus routes, and streets in the downtown area. Parking is allowed only on the odd-numbered side of all other streets unless otherwise posted. Vehicles not in compliance with the ban will be towed. City of Worcester Parking Garages will provide free parking while this Declared Parking Ban is in effect,” said the city in their press release.

The Storm

The National Weather Service says that there is an 80% chance of snow on Saturday with up to six inches possible starting after 12 p.m.  

Read the Winter Weather Advisory Below

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Taunton MA

341 AM EST Fri Dec 8 2017

 

CTZ002>004-MAZ002>021-026-RIZ001>007-081700-

/O.NEW.KBOX.WW.Y.0018.171209T0900Z-171210T1200Z/

Hartford CT-Tolland CT-Windham CT-Western Franklin MA-

Eastern Franklin MA-Northern Worcester MA-Central Middlesex MA-

Western Essex MA-Eastern Essex MA-Western Hampshire MA-

Western Hampden MA-Eastern Hampshire MA-Eastern Hampden MA-

Southern Worcester MA-Western Norfolk MA-Southeast Middlesex MA-

Suffolk MA-Eastern Norfolk MA-Northern Bristol MA-

Western Plymouth MA-Eastern Plymouth MA-Southern Bristol MA-

Southern Plymouth MA-Northern Middlesex MA-

Northwest Providence RI-Southeast Providence RI-Western Kent RI-

Eastern Kent RI-Bristol RI-Washington RI-Newport RI-

Including the cities of Hartford, Windsor Locks, Union, Vernon,

Putnam, Willimantic, Charlemont, Greenfield, Orange, Barre,

Fitchburg, Framingham, Lowell, Lawrence, Gloucester,

Chesterfield, Blandford, Amherst, Northampton, Springfield,

Milford, Worcester, Foxborough, Norwood, Cambridge, Boston,

Quincy, Taunton, Brockton, Plymouth, Fall River, New Bedford,

Mattapoisett, Ayer, Foster, Smithfield, Providence, Coventry,

West Greenwich, East Greenwich, Warwick, West Warwick, Bristol,

Narragansett, Westerly, and Newport

341 AM EST Fri Dec 8 2017

 

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM SATURDAY TO 7 AM

EST SUNDAY...

 

* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Total

  snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches are expected. There is also

  a low probability for a few places in the central hills of

  Massachusetts and Rhode Island to see isolated 7 or 8 inch

  amounts.

 

* WHERE...Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts away from

  the Cape and Islands.

 

* WHEN...From 4 AM Saturday to 7 AM EST Sunday. Highest snow

  accumulations should occur Saturday morning into the evening

  hours.

 

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at

  times.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

 

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will

cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered

roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can

be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

 

Related Slideshow: Worcester’s Top Ten Highest Annual Snowfall Totals

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#10

Year: 1966-67

Total Amount of Snow: 94.2 inches

Month with Highest Amount of Snow: January '67 - 46.8 inchess

Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Prev Next

#9

Year: 1957-58

Total Amount of Snow: 97.5 inches 

Month with Highest Amount of Snow: February '58 - 36.5 inches

Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Prev Next

#8

Year: 1995-96

Total Amount of Snow: 97.9 inches 

Month with Highest Amount of Snow: January '96 - 45.2 inches

Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Prev Next

#7

Year: 1947-48

Total Amount of Snow: 98.5 inches 

Month with Highest Amount of Snow: January '48 - 37.7 inches

Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Prev Next

#6

Year: 1971-72

Total Amount of Snow: 99.3 inches

Month with Highest Amount of Snow: January '72 - 35 inches 

Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Prev Next

#5

Year: 1993-94

Total Amount of Snow: 100 inches 

Month with Highest Amount of Snow: January '94  - 34 inches

Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Prev Next

#4

Year: 1960-61

Total Amount of Snow: 104 inches

Month with Highest Amount of Snow: January '61 - 32 inches

Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Prev Next

#3

Year: 2012-2013

Total Amount of Snow: 108.9 inches

Month with Highest Amount of Snow: February '13 - 44.44 inches

Source: Goldensnowglobe.com and U.S. Climate Data

Prev Next

#2

Year: 2004-2005

Total Amount of Snow: 114 inches 

Month with Highest Amount of Snow: January '05 - 50.9 inches

Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Prev Next

#1

Year: 1992-93

Total Amount of Snow: 114 inches

Month with Highest Amount of Snow: March '93 - 44 inches

Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
 

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