With more snow coming, Camden issues parking ban

Sun, 01/22/2023 - 6:00pm

    There will be a winter parking ban for all streets and parking lots in Camden, except for the Public Safety lot on Washington Street, from 11 p.m Sunday evening, January 22, to 8 p.m. Monday evening January 23. 

    The Parking ban will then resume for the Camden downtown accumulated snow clean-up, from Monday evening starting at 10 p.m. January 23, and continue to Tuesday morning at 6 a.m., January 24.  

    “We understand a daytime ban could be less than ideal, but it is necessary for crews to stay ahead of the conditions this anticipated storm will bring,” said Camden Police Chief Randy Gagne. “Those who need street parking for short durations like store or pharmacy visits will not be subject to ticketing. We just ask that these are short duration parking situations.”

    The second parking ban is needed to also allow for the safe removal of accumulated snow in the downtown area, he said,  adding that the removal of accumulated snow after a large snow event is necessary to free up downtown parking and clear important drainage that prevents flooding and icing.

    “Our Public Works crew appreciates your assistance in this matter, so they can safely and efficiently get our streets, parking spaces and drains cleared,” said Gagne. “If the storm is shorter in duration, and clean-up is ahead of schedule we will lift the parking ban early. Thank you for your cooperation.”