149 cars towed during March 7 city-wide snow emergency

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Gotta get those cars off the street during a snow emergency. 

MANCHESTER, NHManchester Police report a total of 149 cars were towed for violation of the city-wide snow emergency, which was in effect from 10 p.m. March 7-6 a.m. March 8.

During a snow emergency vehicles are prohibited from being parked on city streets. You can read more on that here.

If your car is towed it will be taken to the Derryfield Park parking lot (at the top of Bridge Street, across from Trinity High School). You will need $110 in cash to retrieve it.

According to Manchester Police Sgt. Christopher Goodnow, an additional 9 cars were cited for illegal parking.

During non-emergency parking nights, you should be parking on the odd side of the road in March (the side where house numbers end in odd digits).

Everything else you need to know is below, via the city’s Winter Parking regulation page.

Overnight Odd/Even Parking Restrictions

Overnight parking restrictions, in effect from 1:00 am to 6:00 am every morning, commencing December 1 of each year and last through April 15.  Please note the following rules:

  • Where parking is normally allowed on both sides of the street, parking is permitted only on the even-numbered side of the street during even-numbered months (i.e., December and February) and only on the odd-numbered side of the street during odd-numbered months (i.e., January and March)
  • Where parking is normally allowed only on one side of the street, parking continues to be allowed on that side every night (i.e., there are no overnight restrictions)

Snow Emergency Parking Restrictionssnow emergency flashing light

Upon declaration of a snow emergency, vehicles must be removed from both sides of all City streets.  Typically, snow emergencies are in effect from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., but these hours may be expanded during heavy storms.  Any vehicle in violation will be removed and impounded.

Impoundment Information

The City’s impoundment lot is located in Derryfield Park, off of Bridge Street.  Proof of ownership and an impoundment fee must be paid in order to recover impounded vehicles. The fee is $110 if paid within 24 hours.  Additional storage fees will apply to vehicles not recovered within 24 hours.  Only cash is accepted.

Off-street Parking Options

The Parking Division makes two locations available for free parking during snow emergencies:

  • Victory Parking Garage, located at Amherst and Chestnut Streets.
  • Pearl Street Parking, located off Orange Street between Elm and Chestnut Streets betwee

Note that snow emergency parking at these locations is only permitted from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am of the following morning. Vehicles parked outside these times must pay to park or they will be issued a parking citation.  Normal parking fees of .75 cents per hour outside of snow emergency times will be enforced and must be paid at the meter in the garage.


The City announces snow emergencies via the following:

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