ROCKLAND — The City has announced a winter storm parking ban starting Thursday, Jan. 19 at 11 p.m.

The prohibition on parking along city streets and city-owned parking lots will continue through 7 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21.

The Winter Street parking lot will be open for off-street parking.

The announcement comes as a snowstorm is projected to begin Thursday night through Friday evening. The National Weather Service is projecting 5 to 8 inches of snow will fall in the region — the first substantial snow of the winter.

Local school district are canceling classes for Friday, Jan. 20 — RSU 13 and SAD 40.

The Knox County Administrative Offices, Knox County Superior Court, and Rockland District Court will all be closed, today Friday Jan. 20 due to the weather.

Warren Town Office will be closed due to the weather.

City of Rockland Offices, including the library, and the transfer station are closed Jan. 20, due to the weather.

School Union 69,  RSU 40 and RSU 13 will be closed Friday, Jan. 20, due to weather conditions.