PARKING BAN

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WOONSOCKET, RI: The City of Woonsocket has announced a city-wide parking ban in effect from 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 16, 2020, until further notice. On-street parking is prohibited during this time to allow crews to effectively and safely clear all roads. Furtherinformation regarding the City’s parking ordinance can be found
here: http://www.woonsocketri.org/press-releases/news/winter-parking-ordinance-and-parking- ban-permit-program-reminder

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