Parking restrictions in effect as of 10 pm Friday
(MEDFORD)—The City of Medford is declaring a snow emergency to go into effect at 10 p.m. on Friday. Department of Public Works staff will work throughout the night and into the day Saturday prepping and removing snow from the roadways. With forecasts predicting over two feet of snow, please be patient as crews will be working as fast as possible to make roads accessible.
Parking restrictions will go into effect at 10 p.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 park 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.
Please note that the DPW yard will not be accepting recycling drop-offs on Saturday due to the storm. Also, the use of traffic cones to save parking spaces on the street is not allowed and should be brought inside. If cones are on the street crews will remove them.
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:
College Ave (George St to Boston Ave)
Mystic Ave (Main St to Crescent St)
Per City Ordinance, residents 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, bus stops 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.