Medford, MA Snow Emergency declared on Thursday January 4th at 7AM




A message from CITY OF MEDFORD
Hello, This is Captain Barry Clemente with an informational message.  Please be advised that a Snow Emergency will go into effect at 7AM on Thursday, January 4th and will remain in effect until further notice. While the snow emergency is in effect, the Winter Parking Restrictions will be enforced.  No parking is allowed on either side of any street that is designated as an Emergency Artery.  Please refer to our website at www.medfordpolice.com for the list of Snow Emergency arteries.  Also during the Snow Emergency, the Odd-Even winter parking restrictions shall be in effect on all side streets, 24 hours a day, until the Snow Emergency is lifted.  This winter, parking will be allowed on the odd side only unless otherwise restricted.  Vehicles parked in violation shall be ticketed and towed.  We need to keep the roads accessible for emergency vehicles.   If there is a concern that needs to be addressed by our Highway Department during the storm, they are available at 781-393-2445.   As always, we appreciate everyone's patience and cooperation. Thank-you.

The following streets are designated as emergency arteries and parking is not allowed during a snow emergency:
Boston Avenue, Central Avenue, College Avenue from George Street to Boston Avenue, Forest Street, Fulton Street, George Street, Governors Avenue, Grove Street, Hancock Street, Harvard Avenue, Harvard Street, High Street, Lawrence Road, Main Street, Medford Street, Mystic Avenue from Main Street to Crescent Street, Playstead Road, Riverside Avenue, Salem Street, Spring Street, Washington Street, Webster Street, Willis Avenue, Winthrop Street and Woburn Street.
Closures
LoConte Rink is closed Thursday, January 4
Snow Policies and Procedures
A snow emergency may be declared based on existing snow and predicted snow fall with pedestrian & public safety in mind. City officials will closely monitor storm forecasts through various channels and once a decision is made, we will provide necessary information to the community. Once a snow emergency is declared, residents will be notified via multiple lines of communication as provided below.
Communication of a Snow Emergency
Alerts: Citywide alerts issued by phone, email, and/or text message to subscribed users. Community members are urged to subscribe to this system to receive updated information about these and other important messages from the City.
Local media: Information is distributed to local and regional print, radio and TV news media for posting to their sites.
Social media: Postings on City social media feeds, including Facebook- Mayor Burke’s Facebook pageCity of Medford Facebook page and Twitter- Mayor Burke’s Twitter & City of Medford’s Twitter
City website: Alerts posted to the City website homepage

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