Concord calls parking ban, will close library early due to storm

  • Owner Jim Lanoue of Jungle Jim’s Landscaping of Epsom loads some equipment into a portable shed. Lanoue’s company is in charge of cleaning out the parking lot on Storrs Street and others in the Concord area.

  • Owner Jim Lanoue of Jungle Jim’s Landscaping out of Epsom starts up a sweeper in front of the Burlinton Coat Factory in the parking lot his company keeps clean on Thursday January 4, 2018.

Monitor staff
Thursday, January 04, 2018

Due to the inclement weather, the library will close today at 4:30 p.m. and a winter storm parking ban has been called for the entire city of Concord starting Thursday night into Friday morning.

No on street parking on any street will be allowed throughout the city between midnight and 7 a.m. Friday morning. Free parking in the city’s garage’s is available from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Those who park on the street can get a $100 ticket and get towed with fees at least $120. Last year, the city issued 300 tickets in relation to a winter parking ban, for a total revenue of $30,000, about 11 percent of the $274,205 generated by parking violations last fiscal year. 

So far, the City has called five parking bans due to snow and snow removal operations enacted this season, not including Friday’s impending b. At least 189 of the $100 tickets were issued in December.

Chip Chesley, director of Concord General Services, says it is likely that a winter maintenance parking ban – when the city bans parking on certain streets near the downtown to allow for snow removal – will be called for Sunday night starting at midnight. 

For more information and to sign up for the city’s email alerts on when parking bans are in place, visit concordnh.gov/winteroperations.

In addition to the library, Concord City Hall will close a little early at 4:30 Thursday.