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Concord calls for parking ban; Merrimack among counties with storm warning

  • A Skier makes his way up to the midway hut through the snow guns blowing snow at Pats Peak on Saturday, November 30, 2019. The ski mountain opened for the season on Friday and made snow ahead of the natural snow coming from the weekend storm. GEOFF FORESTER

Published: 12/1/2019 2:48:19 PM

The city of Concord has called a city-wide parking ban in advance of the snow expected to fall Sunday night.

The ban means no parking is allowed on any of the city’s streets between midnight and 7 a.m. Monday.

Parking is available free of charge in the city’s three municipal garages from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. every day in permitted spaces and 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. in metered spaces, regardless of weather.

This is the first winter parking ban of the season. 

On Sunday evening, about 6 p.m., Concord School District announced that school would be canceled Monday. Afterschool activities were also canceled. A decision on whether to cancel the Monday school board meeting will be made before 1 p.m. Monday, a district Facebook post said.

A winter storm warning is in effect until Tuesday due to an anticipated two bouts of snow, according to the National Weather Service.

“Snow is likely to begin in southern New Hampshire on Sunday evening with a period of heavy snow likely overnight into early Monday morning. Snowfall rates may reach an inch per hour,”  the warning said. “Snow is expected to decrease in intensity during the day on Monday with another round of heavier snow possible Monday night into Tuesday primarily affecting the coastal plain of Maine.”

Total expected snowfall is 8 to 12 inches. High temperature is expected to be 31 degrees with a low fo 26 degrees.

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