All cars must be moved from City and school lots by 11 a.m. to avoid ticketing and towing. Property owners must shovel sidewalks by 1 p.m. Monday (within 6 daylight hours following end of snowfall).

SOMERVILLE – The City of Somerville’s snow emergency will end Monday, Feb. 13 at 9 a.m. and normal parking rules will resume at that time. The information below offers tips to avoid ticketing and towing as well as strategies for being a good neighbor.

CARS IN LOTS: Residents parked in municipal or school lots during the snow emergency have a two-hour window to move their vehicles after the end of a snow emergency. Cars still parked in municipal and school lots after 11 a.m. Monday may be subject to ticketing and towing to ensure crews are able to safely plow lots. 

PERMIT VISIBILITY: Please note that by 9 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14 (24 hours after the end of the snow emergency), residential or visitor parking permits must be cleared of snow and visible or the vehicle may be ticketed. 

SNOW REMOVAL FROM VEHICLES: Please note that by 9 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15 (48 hours after the end of the emergency), your vehicle must be fully cleared of snow to avoid ticketing.
SIDEWALK SHOVELING: To allow safe passage for all and to avoid being ticketed, clear snow from your sidewalks within 6 daylight hours of the end of snowfall (by 1 p.m. Monday). A path at least 36-inches wide is required to allow wheelchair passage. If you are a senior or are otherwise physically unable to shovel, please call the Council on Aging during normal business hours to sign up in advance for assistance during the NEXT storm. For assistance immediately, the independent website may be able to match you with a volunteer.

HOW TO HELP: If you are able, please consider assisting neighbors who may need help with shoveling and consider checking in on elderly neighbors or others who may need additional assistance.

SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES: Schools will remain closed on Monday, but some City offices will be open for normal business hours and libraries will open with a delayed start at 10 a.m. Somerville’s ice rinks will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for public skating, but all other Recreation activities are canceled.

THANK YOU & MORE INFO: We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this storm. For more information on post-snow policies, please visit 

For more information or to make a non-emergency service request, please dial 311 (627-666-3311 from outside Somerville) or visit the City’s website, 311 may also be contacted via, @311somerville, and the 311 app for iOS or Android.

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