Charlestown Streets Banned During Snow Emergency

A quick guide to the streets that should be cleared of vehicles.

When the City of Boston declares a snow emergency, parking is banned on major thru-ways. Here's a quick guide to what that means in Charlestown.

Do I have to move my car?

During a snow emergency, parking is banned on the following Charlestown streets:

  • Alford Street
  • Austin Street
  • Bunker Hill Street
  • Cambridge Street
  • Chelsea Street
  • City Square Street
  • Constitution Road
  • Fifth Avenue
  • First Avenue
  • Lowney Way
  • Maffa Way
  • Main Street
  • Medford Street
  • Mystic Avenue
  • New Rutherford Avenue
  • Park Street
  • Rutherford Avenue
  • 13th Street
  • Vine Street
  • Warren Street
  • Water Street

The city also offers alternative parking for residents at nearby garages and lots.

Parking Restrictions

The city website also offers this Do and Don't list for parking during a snow emergency. Click here for the full parking regulations:


  • Remove disabled cars blocking roadways as soon as possible.
  • Make your resident parking sticker visible within 24 hours after the end of a storm.
  • Park in discount garages in your neighborhood with valid resident parking sticker visible. Arrive up to two hours prior to the start of the snow emergency and leave two hours after the emergency is lifted; otherwise you will be  subject to standard parking rates.
  • Follow all other parking regulations during snow emergencies; they will be strictly enforced. Parking meters remain in effect.
  • Follow winter weather driving tips.


  • Park on a posted snow emergency artery during a declared emergency. You will be ticketed and towed.
  • Use space savers more than 48 hours after a snow emergency has been lifted.
  • Park within 20 feet of an intersection or further than 1 foot from the curb.
  • Park in crosswalks or in front of fire hydrants or ramps.
  • Park in front of driveways or extend your car from the driveway over the sidewalk or street.


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