Vehicles must move from City lots by 6 p.m.; parking meters back in effect at 6 p.m.
Property owners must clear sidewalks by sunset
SSOMERVILLE – 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 lots. 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.
Please note that although the ban is lifted, vehicle owners must still allow safe passage for emergency vehicles. To avoid ticketing and towing, cars must be parked within 1 foot of the curb, no vehicle may park within 20 feet of an intersection, and at least 15-feet of road passage must be maintained at all times to allow fire truck access.
PERMIT VISIBILITY & SNOW REMOVAL FROM VEHICLES: 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).
SIDEWALK SHOVELING: Property owners have 6 daylight hours from the end of snowfall to clear sidewalks. For this storm, this means 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.
If you are a senior or are otherwise physically unable to shovel, please call the Council on Aging by calling 311 during normal business hours to sign up in advance for assistance during the NEXT storm. For assistance immediately, the independent website www.snowcrew.org may be able to match you with a volunteer.
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. Please also consider assisting elderly neighbors or others who may need help shoveling out.
If you have a non-emergency question, please call 311 (or 617-666-3311 from outside the city).