City parking change will start on Sunday

Alternate and overnight parking regulations on streets in the city of Dunkirk will be changing to assist snow removal efforts during the winter months. Overnight parking rules go into effect Sunday and stay in effect until April 5.

For overnight regulations parking is prohibited on the following city streets from 3:30 a.m. to 7 a.m.: Brigham Road; Brooks Avenue; Canary Street; Central Avenue; Columbus Street; Doughty Street; Eagle Street between Fifth and Sixth streets; Eagle Street between Lake Shore Drive and Second Street; E. Chestnut Street from Fizell Street to Warsaw Street; E. Sixth Street from Main Street to Maple Avenue; Franklin Avenue from Main Street to Wright Street; Franklin Avenue from Talcott Street South to city line; Irving Place; Lake Shore Drive; Lamphere Street from Seventh Street South to city line; Lark Street; Leopard Street; Lynx Street; Main Street from Lake Front Boulevard to Sixth Street; Main Street Extension from Newton Street South to city line; Maple Avenue from Main Street south to Talcott Street; Middle Road from Moffat Street to city line; Nichols Avenue; North Beaver Street and Pelican Street.

In addition, Plover Street; Point Drive North; Point Drive West; Roosevelt Avenue; Ruggles Street from Main Street to Wright Street; Taft Place; Talcott Street from Roberts Road to Franklin Avenue; Temple Street from Fourth Street to CSX tracks; Third Street from Main Street to Central Avenue; Washington Avenue between Third and Fourth streets; Second Street from Brigham Road to Brooks Avenue; Seventh Street from Woodrow Avenue to Brigham Road and Woodrow Avenue from Lucas Avenue to Sixth Street.

All other streets not subject to the above listed overnight parking are subject to alternate parking regulations. The alternate parking regulations change from weekly to daily for the winter months with the change effective Nov. 4 at 5 p.m. through April 6. Vehicles shall be parked only on the odd-numbered side of the street on odd-numbered days of the month and only on the even-numbered side of the street on even-numbered days of the month. The date of the day after the hour of 5 p.m. will determine the side which parking is allowed.

Warning notices will be issued for a short period of time after which strict enforcement will begin by issuance of parking summonses.

Vehicles in violation of overnight, alternate or any other posted regulations which hamper snow removal efforts by the Department of Public Works, or pose a hazard for access of emergency vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Vehicles which block sidewalks and hamper sidewalk plowing will also be ticketed and towed if necessary.

“Please pay attention to snow plow operators and assist them with their efforts by giving them the right of way during snow storms,” Police Chief David Ortolano said. “The Dunkirk Police Department is asking for everyone’s cooperation in making the city a safe place for all those who live, work and visit here.”

Any questions about parking regulations can be directed to the Commun-ications Desk at 366-2266.