Medford, MA Snow Emergency 03/03/2019

A message from CITY OF MEDFORD

Hello, This is Captain Barry Clemente with a reminder. A Snow Emergency will go into effect this evening, March 3rd at 9PM 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 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 even 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.  Also, Trash Collection for Monday, March 4th will be delayed one day due to the storm. As always, we appreciate everyone's patience and cooperation. Thank-you.

Hello, this is Meghann Ackerman with snow emergency information for Monday, March 4.

The snow emergency is lifted effective 4 p.m. Monday. Beginning at 4 p.m., vehicles parked in city lots will have two hours to move out of the lot. Vehicles not moved from lots by 6 p.m. Monday will be ticketed and towed so that City crews can safely plow. Meters citywide will go into effect at 6 p.m. Residents may also resume parking in City and metered lots after they have been cleared. 

Once the snow emergency has been lifted, parking permit stickers must be visible within 24 hours (by 4 p.m. Tuesday), and cars must be cleared and shoveled out within 48 hours (by 4 p.m. Wednesday).

Please note that although the ban is lifted, vehicle owners must still allow 15 feet of safe passage on roads for emergency vehicles.

Sidewalk shoveling enforcement will begin Tuesday morning. Property owners are subject to ticketing each day their sidewalk is not clear of snow and ice. Sidewalks must be cleared to a 3-foot-wide path down to the pavement, and snow may not be shoveled into the street. Because temperatures are expected to drop below freezing tonight, we urge property owners to clear sidewalks as soon as possible. 

Our firefighters and DPW crews are also working to shovel out fire hydrants and catch basins. If you are able, they greatly appreciate any help.

If you have a non-emergency question, please call 311 (or 617-666-3311 from outside the city). 

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