Camden and Rockland announced parking bans Monday as a winter storm approaches.

Camden

A winter parking ban for all streets and parking lots in Camden begins 1 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2, with the exception of the public safety parking lot on Washington St.

The parking ban will continue through 6 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3.

"We understand a daytime ban could cause added stress to this situation, but it is necessary for crews to stay ahead of the conditions this storm will bring," Police Chief Randy Gagne said Feb. 1.

Limited travel during these times is also requested if possible for your safety and the safety of others, he said.

Those who need street parking for short durations such as store or pharmacy visits will not be subject to ticketing. The Police Department asks that such parking be for a short duration.

The Camden Public Works crew appreciates your assistance in this matter, so they can safely and efficiently get our streets and lots cleared, Gagne said. If the storm is shorter in duration, and clean-up is ahead of schedule we will lift the parking ban early.

For many years in the past, winter parking bans in Camden were in place throughout the entire winter. Town officials changed the 2020-21 policy so that parking bans now occur only during snowstorms. The change was made in response to concerns of residents who live in apartments, who did not have close access to off-street parking.

Rockland

Rockland's parking banwill begin 10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1 and extend through 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2.

The ban will then resume at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2 and continue until 6 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3.