City Issues Snow Emergency Parking Ban Advance Notice

Snow is expected to begin falling on Thursday morning and continue for almost 24 hours.

A map of snow ban geographic areas. Courtesy: City of Portsmouth
A map of snow ban geographic areas. Courtesy: City of Portsmouth
Submitted by the City of Portsmouth:

Due to the current winter weather forecast of two (2) inches or more of snow, the Portsmouth Public Works Department has issued a SNOW EMERGENCY PARKING BAN ADVANCE NOTICE. Because of the current weather forecast, Public Works anticipates the need to declare a SNOW EMERGENCY within the next 12 to 16 hours. When a SNOW EMERGENCY is declared, no vehicle shall be parked on any city street during the emergency. Violators will be ticketed and towed. Please plan to have your vehicle parked off the streets while you are asleep during this ADVANCE NOTICE.

Portsmouth residents may park at the High Hanover Garage during the declared parking ban and up to two hours after the ban has been terminated for $3. To qualify for the $3 per event rate residents shall show a valid driver’s license or vehicle registration with a valid Portsmouth address.


Once a snow ban is declared the following parking lots are available during snowstorms: 

  • City residents may park in the High-Hanover Parking Facility for $3 during snow emergencies and snow removals. All residents need to do is present a valid driver's license or vehicle registration with a Portsmouth address to the booth attendant on exiting the parking garage. Vehicles may be parked at the facility up from a declared parking ban advanced notice until two hours after its official conclusion.
  • The parking lots illustrated in the map above are also available for parking during snowstorms.

For additional information, contact the Portsmouth Public Works Department at 603-427-1530 or Snow Phone at 603-766-7669 (SNO-SNOW).


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