William Pace, Police Chief
41 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Randolph Declares Winter Storm Parking Ban
RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department has issued a parking ban effective from Thursday, Feb. 9 from 12:01 a.m. until Friday, Feb. 10 at 6 a.m.
Tomorrow’s storm is expected to bring more than a foot of snow to parts of the region. All residents are asked to limit their travel to allow state and local crews to clear the roads of snow.
Any vehicle parked on a public street between the hours of 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9 and 6 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 10 are subject to a ticket, tow or both.
“Please move your cars and salt your driveways and sidewalks,” Chief Pace said. “Crews will be working overtime to clear our roads, so please don’t crowd the plows.”
Chief Pace and the Randolph Police Department offer the following safety tips for residents during and after the snow falls:
- When shoveling snow or walking outside for more than a few minutes, dress appropriately, with exposed skin covered, and wear a hat and gloves.
- Ensure that your home or business sidewalks are properly shoveled, and place salt or ice melt to prevent people from falling.
- Help out the Randolph Fire Department by shoveling out your nearest fire hydrant.
- ALWAYS clear the tailpipe of a vehicle that is buried in snow BEFORE you start or warm up the vehicle. Failure to do so can be fatal for those inside the vehicle.
- Keep stocks of batteries on hand for radios and flashlights in case of a power outage.
- Never use your oven as a heat source
- Do not use space heaters while sleeping.
- Keep space heaters at least 3 feet away from bedding or combustible materials.
For emergencies, dial 911 or contact the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.