Student car-owners found themselves on thin ice yesterday as Cambridge officials ordered an emergency parking ban on 19 streets in the Cambridge-Somerville area.
The ban, provoked by inadequate parking facilities and high-piled snow, will cripple curb-side berths on the following thoroughfares between 8 and 10 o'clock in the mornings and from 4 to 6 o'clock during afternoons: Brattle, Cambridge, Huron, and Mount Auburn Streets.
Drivers violating the ruling will be tagged, and cars interfering with snow removal will be towed to the Ellery Garage and relinquished only on payment of a $6 hauling charge.
Fine on Second Offense
John R. King, chief of the Cambridge police force, announced that parking violators would only be warned on their first offence, but that the second misdemeanor would entail a fine of $1, every offence thereafter bringing the miscreant closer to a court appearance.
"I can't say how long the emergency measure will last," said Chief King, "because I really don't know. It all depends on how much more snow falls and how much of the snow the cleaners are able to take care of." All areas serviced by parking meters and Massachusetts Avenue will be exempt from this ruling.
"Tell all the boys to get their cars away from the dormitories," advised one traffic officer last night. "Ten cars have been towed away from Cambridge's streets so far this he added.