Don’t let the snow lead to a ticket or a tow.

Here are a few things you need to know to avoid a ticket or a tow:

FRANCE STREET

Special parking restrictions are in effect from November 1st through April 1st on France Street in Sproul.  France Street, Greenfield Township’s narrowest street, doesn’t allow any street parking to enable Township equipment and snowplows easier access to neighborhood streets.  They also help keep one lane of traffic open and available for emergency and public service vehicles.

Even if there is no snow, parking is prohibited.  No parking from November 1st through April 1st allows the residents, and visitors, time to get into a no-parking routine before the snow flies.

Parking violations of the Traffic Ordinance 2011-01 can result in a $10 ticket. If the ticket is not paid with 48 hours, additional fines will occur.

BEDFORD STREET

The County of Blair uses an as-needed, or more commonly referred to as “storm-based,” winter parking ban.  Blair County Commissions will declare the Winter Weather Parking Restrictions when plowing or salting on Bedford Street is needed.  Unless the Winter Weather Parking Restriction is announced, there is no need to keep your vehicle off the streets as required by the old calendar-based restriction.

After a Winter Weather Parking Restriction is declared, all vehicles will need to park on the street’s EAST SIDE beginning at 8 pm, and the WEST SIDE of the street begins at 8 am.  The parking restrictions will be in effect until the Blair County Commissioners cancel the Winter Weather Parking Restriction.

Any violation of County of Blair Ordinance 01-2019 may be ticketed, up to a $300 fine, and/or towed at the vehicle’s owner’s expense.