During a snow event, the Mayor may declare a snow or ice emergency (City of Gloucester Ordinance Section 22-178). During this time, parking on public and private ways within the City is banned. Notification of this parking ban is sent to the Gloucester Daily Times, Cape Ann TV, Cape Ann Beacon, Boston Globe, WBZ TV, WBZ Radio, and WCVB, WHDH, and NECN TV stations. There are also blue lights located at City Hall Tower (all four sides), the Boulevard (near Fishermen Wives Statue), Magnolia Fire Station, Bayview Fire Station, and Flanagan Square. When these lights are on, there is a parking ban in effect.
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