No Big Surprise: Snow Storm Closes Belmont Schools Thursday; Townwide Parking Ban Starts At Midnight

Photo: Remote snow day

No big surprise here: There will be no school for all students on Thursday, Dec. 17, as a result of the winter storm.

“This means that there will be no remote learning and no in-person learning tomorrow and our buildings will be closed,” read a press release from Belmont Superintendent John Phelan.

Parking ban for Thursday

Due to the foot of snow expected from the storm, a SNOW EMERGENCY PARKING BAN has been declared for all roadways and municipal and Belmont Public School parking lots.

The ban goes into effect at midnight, Dec. 17, and will last until further notice, according to Michael Santoro, assistant director of the Department of Public Works.

All vehicles parked in violation of the ban will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Despite No Snow in Forecast, Belmont’s Limited Parking Ban Still in Effect

While the next few days will see highs in the 30s and sunny skies, the impact of more than 90 inches of snow continues as most Belmont side streets continue to be single-lane roads.

For that reason, the Belmont Police advises residents that the Limited Parking Ban will remain in effect until further notice.

Under the ban, parking is only allowed on the odd-numbered side of the street unless the street has been listed as exempt.

The ban is necessary for public safety. The roads are not wide enough for public safety vehicles and school busses to get down when vehicles are parked on both sides. To avoid being ticketed and towed do not park on the even numbered side of the street.

Please refer to the town’s web site for a complete list of exempt streets.

Belmont Declares Parking Ban Beginning at 6PM Monday

With a Nor’easter ready to blow into town, Belmont’s Department of Public Works has declared a town-wide parking ban beginning at 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 26. 

During the ban, NO ON-STREET PARKING is allowed on Belmont street to allow the Highway Division to do a better job clearing the roadways. In addition, no parking is allowed in the town’s three municipal lots – Belmont Center, Cushing and Waverley squares – or in the six public school parking lots.

Vehicles that are in violation of the parking ban will be towed.

The ban will be lifted when the DPW determines Belmont roads are passable.