Rockland has declared a snow emergency parking ban as a major winter storm is forecast to strike beginning Saturday night.

This parking ban prohibits parking of any vehicles upon on city streets and municipal parking lots, starting at 12:01 a.m. Sunday until 8 a.m. Monday and then again from 10 p.m. Monday until 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Vehicles found in non- compliance with the snow emergency parking ban, which interfere with the operation of any snow removal equipment or any emergency vehicle will be towed. The cost of removal and storage of any vehicle shall be paid by the owner or operator.

Snow is expected to accumulate to more than 10 inches and possibly 20 inches along the coast where some sleet or freezing rain could mix in with the snow.

Winds are expected to reach 40 to 50 miles per hour on Sunday and early Monday. High tides will occur at 9:36 a.m and 10:20 p.m. on Sunday.

Maine Water has also advised people to take precautions to avoid water pipes from freezing. Temperatures will be dropping after the storm.