BRATTLEBORO >> The Brattleboro Parking Department would like to advise everyone that the winter parking ban will go into effect, starting Saturday, Dec. 5.

Overnight parking is forbidden on all streets in the town of Brattleboro. Vehicles parked for longer than one hour between 11 p.m. and 07 a.m. may be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense.

Brattleboro has a flashing light system in place to assist citizens in knowing when plowing will be done. A flashing amber light designates the need to remove snow from off street lots. A flashing purple light designates the need to remove snow from the streets. Snow removal starts at 11 p.m. During snow storms vehicles must be parked under cover in the Transportation Center.

In addition, the Brattleboro Department of Public Works will place sign boards around town with notification of pending snow removals.

Vehicles may be towed at any time if they are hampering snow plowing or snow removal.

This ban will remain in effect until April 15.