SOUTHINGTON - Police are reminding residents that the townâ€™s winter parking ban will soon be taking effect.
Between Nov. 15 and April 15, the ban restricts vehicles from parking on the street for more than an hour between midnight and 6 a.m. This is in place with or without inclement weather, and carries with it a $10 fine.
Additionally, police said Thursday, an emergency parking ban can be put in place at any time during a snowstorm or other situation. This prohibits parking on all streets at any time, and also carries a $10 fine. Vehicles in violation of an emergency ban may be towed at the ownerâ€™s expense.
Police are also reminding residents about their snow removal responsibilities when a storm does strike.
All sidewalks adjoining and fronting a residentâ€™s land must be cleared of snow within 24 hours of the precipitation falling. Ice must be either removed or covered in sand or another substance within three hours of its accumulation. This must be done by the owner, tenant or occupant of the property. A violation will include a $75 fine and a $20 fee.
Furthermore, snow cannot be thrown into the right-of-way of traffic or onto a sidewalk, police warned. A violation will entail a $25 fine.
Police said cul-de-sac residents will be â€śsubject to consideration of the difficulties of snow removal in such areas.â€ť
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.