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For Immediate Release
January 8, 2019
Bill Boynton, Public Information Officer, (603) 271-6495
No Parking is Permitted along State Highways Which Would Interfere with Winter Maintenance Operations
A Reminder to Visitors in the White Mountains

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) reminds residents and visitors that no parking is permitted on state maintained roads which will impact or prevent snow removal operations.

NH State law (RSA 262:32) allows for the towing of any vehicle that is "obstructing snow removal or highway maintenance operations." Additionally, residents and visitors are reminded there is no parking at any time along any Interstate highway, including I-93 (Franconia Notch Parkway) in Franconia Notch.

In the past this issue has occasionally arisen in the White Mountains Region where some hikers heading for recreation in the mountains have hindered winter maintenance operations by parking on the side of state roads. Visitors are strongly encouraged to park only in designated parking areas. With the increase in recreational visitors, the NHDOT wants to avoid conflicts between parked vehicles and maintenance operations which may adversely impact the visitors' experience in the state.

If a vehicle is encountered which impacts snow removal activities, it has been the NHDOT's long-standing policy to call Department dispatchers to summon Police to the location to check on it. It is at the discretion of Police on what action is taken, which may result in a ticket or the vehicle being towed.

New Hampshire Department of Transportation
PO Box 483 | 7 Hazen Drive | Concord, NH | 03302-0483
Tel: 603.271-3734 | Fax: 603.271.3914

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