The City of Somerville has declared a snow emergency effective 10pm, Sunday, Feb. 1(Tonight). Cars must be moved by 2am. Be prepared by reviewing the information below. You can find more snow information at Please share this information so that we can all be ready.

Plan Ahead for Parking
Avoid getting a ticket or being towed by having your car on the odd side of the road (unless otherwise noted on your street) or in an off-street municipal or school lot by 2am. Here’s a map of lots residents can park in during the emergency: You can move your vehicle to designated municipal and school parking lots as soon as possible today since there is no regular parking enforcement on Sundays. During snow emergencies parking meters are not in effect, so don’t worry about quarters if you find a spot on the odd side of the street. Just remember that once the emergency is lifted, meters go back in effect.

What’s Open Monday?
On Feb. 2 City Hall and Somerville Public Libraries will be open. The City Hall Annex and Somerville Public Schools will be closed.

Monday Trash Pickup
Monday trash and recycling pickup is on a regular schedule for Monday.

Recently some snow removal policies and procedures have changed. Property owners are responsible for removing snow and ice from sidewalks abutting their property. However, in cases of heavy snowfall or difficult conditions, the City may extend timelines for snow removal. Any changes will be announced in advance.

Get Informed and Stay Up-to-Date
Learn all there is to know about Somerville snow emergency guidelines to stay safe, do your part, and avoid getting a ticket at If you have a non-emergency question or service request, please call 311 (or 617-666-3311 from outside the city or a cell phone). For emergencies, please remember to call 911. If you haven’t already, sign up to receive phone, email, and/or text alerts at

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