Prepare for the 2021/2022 Snow Season by Reviewing Parking Rules, Signing Up for Alerts

Because this winter begins in an odd-numbered year, snow emergency parking will be on the odd side of the street all winter, unless posted signage says differently. Check streets signs in your neighborhood so you know where you can park ahead of winter weather.

You can also learn more about the City’s snow policies at

Snow emergencies are announced in a variety of ways, including through phone, text, and email City alerts. Make sure you’re signed up for alerts in every way you can receive them and at your current address so that you get neighborhood-specific alerts. Alerts are available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and Nepali. You can update your information by visiting or calling 311.

In addition to City alerts, snow emergencies are announced the following ways:

City website
City social media feeds
Flashing blue lights at major intersections
Information is shared with local media

Persons with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication (i.e., CART, ASL), written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs, activities, and meetings of the City of Somerville should please contact Nancy Bacci at 617-625-6600 x 2250 or

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