Because of the severe winter storm expected to impact the Town today and tomorrow, Amherst Town Manager John Musante has declared a state of emergency. The declaration activates an on-street parking ban effective at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, February 2, following our normal nightly parking ban which runs from 2 a.m. through 6 a.m. The declaration also allows the Town to be eligible for state and federal storm mitigation funds if they become available.
No on-street parking will be permitted until further notice. Parking will be allowed in the Town’s public parking lots and the Boltwood Garage. “We ask residents to assist public safety further by limiting travel as much as possible to allow public works crews to clear roads and provide safe passage for emergency vehicles,” Musante said.
In the event of a power outage, residents are encouraged to stay with family, friends or neighbors. If it becomes necessary to open the Town’s emergency shelter, notification would be sent through the CTY system (Reverse 911). Further statements related to the State of Emergency will be released as necessary and will be available on the Town website www.amherstma.gov, local television WWLP Channel 22 and WGBB Channel 40 and radio stations WHMP 1400 and 99.3 and WHAI 98.3.