In preparation for the first plowable snow of the season, the City of Worcester has declared an official parking ban that will go into effect Sunday night.
The City’s permanent parking ban started on December 1. At first the ban only prohibited parking on emergency arterial road, which are high capacity roads in the major cities, and the WRTA bus lines.
Now, parking on most city streets is forbidden. Additionally, parking in most areas is only allowed on one side of the street.
But officials from the Worcester Department of Public Works are advising people to stay off the roads entirely.
"We're there to make sure that [people] can get where they're going and we understand people need to shop and we're going to do the best we can all night to keep those roads open," says Richard Cavalieri from Worcester DPW.
About fifty trucks are expected on the roads of Worcester throughout the night and into the early morning. Workers will spray an initial layer of rock salt then will remain on standby until the snow starts to fall.
Residents of Worcester can visit the city’s Winter Barking Ban page online to look at the specific rules on their street.