The City of Dover announced a parking ban overnight Monday and into Tuesday due to a winter storm passing through the region.

The storm is expected to bring both snow and sleet as well as a significant accumulation of ice that could create hazardous road conditions on the Seacoast and beyond.

Dover will be activating the citywide parking ban at 10 p.m. on Monday, and the ban will last until Tuesday at 6 a.m. The ban for downtown will last from 1-6 p.m. on Tuesday only.

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The city said no parking is permitted on city streets, sidewalks or public parking areas adjacent to those areas while the ban is in effect.

An announcement from the city said parking is also prohibited in the Third Street, First Street and Belknap parking lots, as well as the public parking spaces in the Orchard Street lot. Dover said vehicles in the Fourth Street lot must be parked in the outside spaces only.

Additonally, parking in the Library lot will be limited to the outermost row facing the Greek Orthodox Church and the outermost row facing Atkinson Street and no parking will be permitted at any other location in the Library lot. Vehicles in violation of the parking ban and related restrictions may be fined and towed at the vehicle owner’s expense, per the announcement.

Here's what the city said about the upcoming weather:

According to the National Weather Service, a Winter Storm Advisory for Dover begins tonight, Monday, Feb. 15, at 11 p.m. and continues through 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16. According to the forecast, mixed precipitation will begin today, with total snow accumulations over the course of the storm of 2 to 4 inches, sleet accumulations of around a half-inch and ice accumulations of around one quarter of an inch. Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions may impact the morning and evening commutes on Tuesday.

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