Snow emergency declared for Jan. 17; no overnight parking on city streets 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

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MANCHESTER, NH – The Public Works Director is declaring a snow emergency that will be in effect from 10 p.m. Jan. 17, 2017, until 6 a.m. January 18, 2017 due to a winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service. Upon declaration of a Snow Emergency, any vehicle parked on the streets will be towed and impounded. Look for the blinking strobe lights placed at various intersections throughout the City, listen to local radio or TV stations, or call the Highway Department at 603-624-6444 with any questions.

The storm is expected to begin sometime after 5 p.m. on Tuesday bringing up to 6 inches of snow to the region. The storm warning remains in effect until 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

Snow Emergency parking is available at:

Victory Parking Garage at 25 Vine Street between 8 p.m. and 6  a.m. Vehicles parking outside these times will be subject to parking fees of $.75 per hour.

James Hardy, helping his brother Dan get his car back, noted that the owner of this white Camaro with 20-day plates was probably going to be upset. "You never know. Anything  can happen to your car when it's towed."
The threat of towing is real, as the owner of this white Camaro with 20-day plates found out during a snow storm last year.

Pearl Street Parking Lot on Orange Street between Elm and Chestnut is also available between 8  p.m. and 8  a.m. Unauthorized vehicles in the lot outside of these times will be subject to parking tickets.

Vehicles that are impounded will be stored at the City’s Vehicle Impoundment Area, located in Derryfield Park off of Bridge Street. In order to recover an impounded vehicle, the owner will be required to present proof of ownership and make a payment of $110.00 in cash. This must be done within 24 hours of the time when the vehicle was towed. Vehicles not recovered within 24 hours will be subject to additional towing and storage charges.

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