Marblehead's Winter Parking Ban will continue until April 15, 2013 - and earlier this week, one of our readers asked us if we could provide a list of places where they can legally leave their car overnight.
So, as part of this week's You Ask...Patch Answers column, here's a quick run-down of some of the places in town where people without their own spaces can park overnight, though many of these spaces require that the owners retrieve their vehicles before 7 a.m. or they will be ticketed.
Before parking, be sure to adhere to the rules of each individual parking lot as they vary.
Roundhouse Road: This large parking lot off of Pleasant Street provides 72-hour parking. Some of the spaces are designated commercial and vehicles must be parked head-on.
Rockaway Street: There are a handful of public parking spaces located across from the Marblehead Museum and Historical Society. The spaces allow for two-hour parking from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fort Beach Lane: Located near Fort Sewall, this parking lot provides about a dozen spaces for two-hour parking from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Abbot Hall: There are only a few spaces in the small parking lot in front of Abbot Hall, but Fadden said residents can legally park there overnight as long as they aren't interfering with any posted town meetings and they are gone before 7 a.m. The lot is designated "for municipal business only" weekdays from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Ferry Lane: The parking lot near the Harbormaster's office also provides some spaces for overnight parking, though they too require that local motorists retrieve their vehicles before 7 a.m.
State Street Landing: The parking lot at the Philip T. Clark Landing is restricted to two-hour parking from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Failure to comply with the parking ban will result in a $25 ticket.
Where do you park during the parking ban? Let us know in the comments section and we will add it to our list.