SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Residents in Springfield told 22News the snow piles have made two-way traffic difficult on High Street, and finding a parking space nearly impossible.
Therapist Jacqueline Williams-Hines has a tough time getting to her clients up the street at the nearby clinic in the former Wesson Hospital. She said, “Parking is horrendous. It’s really hard to find parking. If you do, you’re kind of in the middle of the street because the snow is not being removed.”
In 40 years since Carmen Sanchez moved to High Street, she said she’s never seen so much snow, and so much trouble finding a parking space. “We’ve got problems, the cars coming to get in, no space, there’s too much snow, no one can come clear,” she said.
When 22News notified Springfield Public Works superintendent Chris Cignoli of these conditions, Cignoli said the parking ban is still in effect, and he’ll have the snow hauled away once these cars are moved or towed.
The Police Ordinance Squad’s Sgt. John Delaney assured residents, it’s just a matter of time before his ticketing and towing unit reaches High Street.
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