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Posted on: March 14, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Town Parking Ban Declared

No parking symbol with text "Town of Amherst Winter Parking Ban"

Due to the weather, the Town of Amherst has declared a Town Parking Ban for Tuesday March 14th at 11:59pm through Wednesday March 15th at 7:00am.

During a declared Parking Ban, parking is prohibited from midnight to 7:00 am on all town streets and in all parking lots, with 3 exceptions. During this period of parking ban, overnight parking is allowed in:

1. The lower level of the parking garage,

2. The town portion of the Pray Street Lot,

3. Northern row of the town N Pleasant St Lot (row closest to church only).

Otherwise, vehicles will be ticketed and towed nightly, at the owner's expense.

Regular enforcement hours for these lots begins at 8am. Any vehicle left parked in these designated parking area is responsible to pay for parking.

More information can be found on the website at

If possible, stay off of the roads. If you must go out, please anticipate longer travel times, be aware of plow crews, potential road closures, and avoid downed powerlines, poles, limbs etc. There are known issues in the W. Pomeroy Rd, Bay Rd, the Notch/Rt. 116 areas in the Town of Amherst, MA.

The Town Manager will close town offices (non-public safety) and Town Hall at 12:00 PM today - Tuesday, March 14th, due to inclement weather. Stay safe and visit us online 24/7 for select services at 

Thank you for your cooperation and stay safe. 

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