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TO: ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM: STEVE BREWER, PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR
DAVID T. SALOIS, CHIEF OF POLICE
DATE: JANUARY 26, 2015
RE: SNOW EMERGENCY PARKING BAN
Currently the National Weather Service is predicting 24 inches plus of snow starting Monday night just after the evening commute. It is being predicted that we could have periods of extremely heavy snow (1-2 inches per hour) with blizzard conditions. In accordance with section 283-30 of the Town’s Code, the Town of Raymond has declared a “Snow Emergency” Parking Ban from:
Monday (Jan. 26th) 11:00 pm
We ask that residents in the “Downtown” area utilize the town parking lot area behind the Longbranch Restaurant.
The purpose of this ban is to assist our Public Works snow removal crews by clearing motor vehicles form the public right of ways (roads). Vehicles parked within the town right of way will be subject to removal and/or fines.
We further urge motorists to use caution if they do need to travel the roadways during the anticipated snowfall.
Based on forecasted snow depth, winter storm clean-up operations could last for several days after the snow event ends. Please plan accordingly.
§ 283-30. Snow emergencies.
In the event of a predicted or on-going severe winter snowstorm requiring enhanced actions for maintaining snow plowing and/or removal as deemed necessary by the DPW Director, a snow emergency shall be called by the Chief of Police. The Chief of Police shall contact the news media, including local radio station(s), to notify the public that a ban exists and shall specify the start of the snow emergency and shall estimate when the same will be called off. It shall be unlawful for any person having custody and/or control of any vehicle to park or cause the same to be parked within the public right-of-way during a snow emergency. Vehicles interfering with snow plowing and removal operations shall be towed and stored at the owner's expense.