Snow on Edgewood Road, February 2010

As the residents received the first round of snow last week, the City also issued its first advisory in this snow season.

But there is a major change in the advisory.

Unlike previous years, when residents had to park on the even-numbered side of the street on even-numbered calendar days; and park on the odd-numbered side of the street on odd-numbered calendar days, the new rule asks residents park their cars on the EVEN side of the street regardless of the calendar days.

Residents can however park on the EVEN side of the street if off-street parking is not available.

Also, if your address is odd-numbered, and the area across from your house is undeveloped, park on the odd side of the street. This mainly applies to residents living along Rhode Island Avenue, Narragansett Parkway, and a few other areas.

There is a penalty to pay if residents don’t follow the rule, the Public Works warned. “Vehicles parked more than 12” away from the curb may be ticketed or towed as this impedes snow removal equipment. Park as close to the curb as possible.” – the advisory says.