The parking ban was announced by Town Manager Michael Lombardo at about 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. The ban will be in place until further notice, he said.
"Effective immediately, a Winter Storm Parking Ban is in effect," Lombardo said in the Connect-CTY phone and e-mail message. "Parking on all town streets is prohibited until further notice."
The ban means that on-street parking is banned all over town, except by Fire Department, Police Department, Department of Public Works and "other public safety and public utility repair vehicles."
Violators face a $20 fine and could have their vehicle towed at their expense.
While Thursday's storm is not the first accumulating snow this winter, it is the first time that a parking ban has been put in place in Hamilton, Lombardo said in an interview. Before a previous storm, Lombardo said he was "on the fence" about enacting a parking ban and afterward felt the cleanup could have gone better if a parking ban had been issued.