The lake effect snow event has resulted in winter parking regulations being imposed early in the City of Binghamton.

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Mayor Richard David on Monday morning announced residents must start to comply with alternate side parking rules.

The regulations usually take effect on December 1. But with the heavy snowfall since Sunday, the mayor said the rules will take effect early. They are scheduled to be in effect through March 15.

David said motorists are "strongly encouraged" to move vehicles off streets and into driveways or lots at city parks to allow public works crews to keep streets clear.

Alternate side parking includes the following guidelines:
  • On even calendar days, park on the even side of the street until 5:00 p.m.
  • On odd calendar days, park on the odd side of the street until 5:00 p.m.
  • The change in parking occurs each day at 5:00 p.m. For example, since Nov. 22 is an even day, vehicles must be moved to the even side of the street at 5:00 p.m. Residents should think, “park for tomorrow.”
  • Rules are in effect 24 hours per day.
  • Alternate side parking rules apply to all City streets, including those with parking on only one side.
  • Streets with no parking on both sides of street remain no parking zones on both sides of the street. In these cases, alternate side parking does not apply.
  • Rules do not apply for metered parking.
The following areas are exempt from alternate side parking rules:
·         FLORENCE STREET, between Eaton Place and Leroy Street.
·         SEMINARY AVENUE, between Chestnut Street and Laurel Avenue.
·         JUDSON AVENUE, between Lorraine and Glenwood Avenue.
·         MITCHELL AVENUE, between Vestal Avenue and Morris Street.
·         PARK AVENUE, between Vestal Avenue and Morris Street.
·         COURT STREET, between the Court Street Bridge and Fayette Street.
·         FAYETTE STREET, between Court and Susquehanna Street.
·         PROSPECT STREET, between Front Street and Glenwood Avenue.
·         DELAVAN AVENUE, between Iva Avenue and the dead-end to the northeast.
·         LOOKOUT STREET, between Telegraph and Alfred Streets.
·         ALFRED STREET, between Grand and Lookout Streets.
·         LOURDES ROAD, between Riverside Drive and the dead-end to the north.
·         CLINTON STREET, between Glenwood Avenue and Jarvis Street.
·         RONAN STREET, between Baxter and Prospect Streets (odd side only).
·         MINERVA AVENUE, between Grand Boulevard and Schubert Street.
·         KING AVENUE, between St. John Avenue and Walnut Street.
·         PARK STREET, between Schubert and Harrison Streets.
·         WEST STREET, between Clinton and Phelps Streets.
·         CONKLIN AVENUE, between South Washington Street and the State Street Bridge off-ramp.
-        OAK STREET, between Gaines Street and Prospect Street.


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