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WPD Issues Parking Restrictions Ahead of Winter Storm

The following Nixle alert was issue Thursday afternoon.

A winter storm watch is in effect for Westfield from 1 p.m. Friday through 1 p.m. Saturday. With heavy snow anticipated, the Westfield Police Department asks that residents follow snow emergency parking restrictions.

Police Chief David Wayman advises that parking on the following streets or the identified portions thereof is prohibited when snow has fallen: 

- Central Ave (entire length); 
- Clark St (between W Dudley Ave & Edgewood Ave); 
- E Broad St (between Mountain Ave & N Euclid Ave); 
- Prospect St (between E Broad St & E Dudley Ave); 
- South Ave (between Westfield Ave & Central Ave); 
- W Broad St (entire length) 

Parking is prohibited until after the snow has ceased falling and the roads have been sufficiently plowed. 

The WPD will be enforcing these parking restrictions and thanks residents for their cooperation.

MCD513 February 08, 2013 at 01:09 AM
Westfield needs to implement a policy of "NO ON STREET PARKING" during snow emergencies. Most of the properties are large enough and if not there is ample public parking for excess vehicles. There are too many people who leave vehicles on the street and actually impede the plowing and cleanup process. It probably has just not been seconded at a town meeting, but I believe it is a reasonable request.
Alaska February 08, 2013 at 01:33 AM
First of all 4 of these streets are county roads and posted no parking when snow covered. Second residents won't follow these parking restrictions and third the police will definitely not get out of there car to do anything about parking cause they are above this kind of work. It's not hard guys you have computers run a plate knock on a door.
S_O_G February 08, 2013 at 01:52 AM
and you believe it is "reasonable" because you either have enough parking at your own house or are near the ample public parking? For some people neither is true
Renee February 08, 2013 at 02:55 AM
Won't happen
Dana February 08, 2013 at 11:35 PM
I would be happy to comply but my driveway is extremely steep and I don't have 4 wheel drive. My car slips due to even a small accumulation of snow so it is possible for this to be an extremely difficult and dangerous problem for some residents.
JERSEY GIRL February 09, 2013 at 01:54 AM
What about renters in town who dont have driveways? Where would you like them to go? They cant park in municipal/school lots. Any answers?
karen egert February 09, 2013 at 03:21 AM
People should just try to be aware and not park in the street if at all possible But , yes for some , they have to park in the street so making that a town rule would be unfair . Speaking if unfair , I think it's unfair for the town to have put a light right in front of soneone driveway on Central Ave That's WRONG . Plain wrong
South Westfielder February 10, 2013 at 01:56 AM
A special thank you to all Wesfield citizens who continue to leave their cars parked in the street when there is a snow-storm. It is wonderful to see the plows have to go around your vehicle and leave a narrower road for traffic to go through. Even better is the way you shovel out your car by throwing the snow back onto the road. It is better to keep your driveways clear, so you don't have to inconvenience yourself by having to move your cars in the driveway. You all win the citizenship award. Your award should be a ticket with a fine that will help defray some of the town's costs and keep our taxes down.
South Westfielder February 10, 2013 at 01:58 AM
Dana, do you have any other excuses?
South Westfielder February 10, 2013 at 02:02 AM
Let me guess, you are a four car household whose driveway can only fit 3 and your garage is full of storage.
S_O_G February 18, 2013 at 01:27 AM
no, but so what if it were. What is wrong with that? And how many houses have 3 car driveways?
S_O_G February 18, 2013 at 01:29 AM
why do you have to be so mean. People are talking about parking and you try and change the subject to something else. You are just mean

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