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REMINDER: East Haven Winter Parking, Snow Regulations

With the first big winter storm apparently on its way, now seems like a good time to remind residents of those winter season rules and regulations.

Wondering about town parking regulations during snow storms? Here's the info you need to know. Credit: Julie Weisberg
Wondering about town parking regulations during snow storms? Here's the info you need to know. Credit: Julie Weisberg

The Town of East Haven has several ordinances in effect for the winter months, as well as specifically for and during snow events. 

With the first big winter storm apparently on its way, now seems like a good time to remind residents of those winter season rules and regulations. 

They are as follows:

From Nov. 15 to April 15

All vehicles shall be parked on off-street facilities where such off-street facilities are available.

Unless otherwise posted, vehicles shall be permitted to park only on the EVEN numbered sides of streets.

During Snow Alerts or Snowstorms

The owners of vehicles shall be required to remove their vehicles from the EVEN numbered sides of the street within 6 HOURS AFTER odd numbered sides of street has been plowed and cleared.

Any vehicles on streets posted, which instruct parking on ODD numbered sides shall be moved to the EVEN side within 6 HOURS AFTER even numbered sides of street has been plowed and cleared.

This procedure will enable the Public Services Department to properly and efficiently clear each street.

Sidewalks

All residents and businesses must clear sidewalks of snow within 24 hours following the end of the storm. 

Mike Liso January 02, 2014 at 04:35 AM
Maybe this time, the Town will enforce the parking ban. Last storm people didn't heed the ban and cars were left in the street which made it difficult for the PW drivers to clear the streets.
Richard Poulton January 02, 2014 at 07:59 AM
Good point Mike. But let me ask you this. Think about what it would take to enforce this ban. Patrol officer needs to tag the onstructing vehicle(s). This is done when, between dispatched calls for his service? OK, cars are tagged, who will remove them? How many tow trucks are available (licenced by the town) to tow all these cars? Take a good look at those not so wide side streets down at the shore. Cars parked on both sides. Where do these people safely park until storm passes. On a school property? They will be towed. On some private lot? They will be towed. Mike, there is no answer. Yes, the PO should tag any offending vehicle, maybe next time the owners will park someplace else. As to clearing the street for better plowing - not going to happen. Mike, enjoy the snow, but as always, stay safe.
Mike Liso January 02, 2014 at 11:28 AM
Richard, I respect your comments as you being retired from the PD. I never looked at it from that aspect. I guess the plows will have to work around them. As for enjoying the snow, I spent 6 months in the Antarctica with the Seabees and ever since then hated the winter and snow. lol

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