Street Division Responsibilities
The Streets Division is responsible for the preparation and salting of roads prior to snow events. During snow events, snow removal must begin, and streets personnel work to plow town roads, 38 miles of sidewalks, and cross walks. After snow events have ended, the streets division is still working to remove remaining snow and ice to ensure the safety of all Danvers residents and visitors. Although the majority of snowplowing and snow removal work is performed by the DPW, the department also utilizes the services of local contractors to assist the Town's fleet.
Snow Emergency Parking Bans
The winter parking ban may be enacted from December 1 to April 1 if weather conditions warrant.
How is parking affected?
During a “normal” snow event, the Town may implement a winter parking ban to complete snow operations. When implemented, on street parking is prohibited throughout the town between 1:00 AM and 6:00 AM. During a “major” winter storm, the parking ban may be enacted around the clock until winter storm operations are completed. The fine for violating the parking ban is $25, and the vehicle may be towed at the owner’s expense.
How will I be notified?
When a parking ban is instituted, the Town of Danvers notifies residents and businesses by phone, e-mail and/or cell phone text message based on your preferences specified in our community notification system, Blackboard Connect. During “normal” operations, a Town-wide call will be made the evening prior by 7:00 PM, with notification of the implemented overnight parking ban. For “major” winter storms, a Town-wide call will be made no later than six hours ahead of the effective time, when possible.
Land lines of all residents and businesses are automatically included in our community notification system. If you would like to change your preferences please visit the Town of Danvers MyConnect Portal. You have the option to receive information from us via phone call, e-mail and/or cell phone text message.
Message boards displaying the parking ban notification will be placed on main roads in town. In addition, local news websites and DCAT are notified. Information is also posted to the Town of Danvers website at www.danversma.gov and social media outlets. Like our Danvers DPW Facebook Page and follow us on Twitter @DanversDPW for updates.
How long will the parking ban last?
The parking ban remains in effect until snow operations are completed. The Town will make a second call to residents and businesses to notify you when the parking ban is lifted. A parking ban may last several days depending on the extent of the storm and cleanup operations. Please be mindful to keep vehicles off streets during snowstorms, when possible, even when the parking ban is not in place. Clear streets make snow removal by the DPW more efficient.