CITY OF MEDFORD DECLARES SNOW EMERGENCY FOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 7 AT 2 AM

Parking restrictions in effect as of 2am Friday

MEDFORD – The City of Medford is declaring a snow emergency to go into effect at 2 a.m. on Friday morning. As staff works throughout the early morning and into the day prepping and removing snow from the roadways, please be patient as many departments, including the Department of Public Works, are experiencing staffing issues due to the spread of the Omicron variant. The City is working diligently to ensure that this storm is dealt with swiftly and efficiently.

Parking restrictions will go into effect at 2 a.m., including:

On secondary roads, parking is allowed on the ODD side of the street only. Cars parked on the even side of the street during snow emergencies will be ticketed and towed.

On main arteries, there is NO PARKING allowed on either side of the street. There is signage posted on these main arteries, and a full list of streets is at http://www.medfordma.org/snow. If you live on a main artery, you may on a secondary road, even if it is permit parking as these restrictions are temporarily lifted during a snow emergency. Once the snow emergency is lifted, parking enforcement will resume as usual.

Due to the storm, trash and recycling pickup will be delayed by one day for the rest of the week.

Parking Regulations

On secondary roads, parking is allowed on the ODD side of the street only. Cars parked on the even side of the street during snow emergencies will be ticketed and towed. This is to allow plows to access the street. Cars parked on the even side will be ticketed and towed during snow emergencies.
On main arterial streets (see list below), there is NO PARKING ANYTIME during a snow emergency. Signs are posted on those streets. Cars parked on main arterials during snow emergencies will be ticketed and towed. During snow emergencies, residents of main arteries can park on secondary roads, even if they are permit only, as the resident parking regulations are temporarily lifted during emergencies. Main arteries are:

Boston Ave
Central Ave
College Ave (George St to Boston Ave)
Forest St
Fulton St
George St
Governors Ave
Grove St
Hancock St
Harvard Ave
Harvard St
High St
Lawrence Rd
Main St
Medford St
Mystic Ave (Main St to Crescent St)
Playstead Rd
Riverside Ave
Salem St
Spring St
Washington St
Webster St
Willis Ave
Winthrop St
Woburn St

Shoveling Information
Per City Ordinance, property owners must shovel their sidewalks within 6 daylight hours of the end of a snowstorm. Failure to do so may result in fines.
Make sure to clear openings at corners, crosswalks, curb cuts and fire hydrants so pedestrians and emergency personnel can access areas efficiently.
DO NOT shovel snow or ice into the street.
If you need assistance with shoveling, the City publishes a list of available shovelers at http://www.medfordma.org/snow, or by calling the Medford Council on Aging at 781-396-6010.
For all snow information, visit http://www.medfordma.org/snow.

Medford city services are available to all residents, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, language ability, economic situation, or immigration status.

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