A snow emergency will go into effect at 4 p.m. on Friday, January 28. Beginning at 4 p.m., cars will have four hours (until 8 p.m.) to move to the ODD-numbered side of the street. Any exceptions will be noted by nearby signs. Residents are free to begin moving their cars to the odd side at any time.
Designated City parking lots are also available for snow emergency parking starting at 4 p.m. For a full list of available City-owned parking lots, visit somervillema.gov/snow. Parking is not allowed in school lots during snow emergencies and gates will be locked. To avoid having your vehicle locked in a school lot, ticketed, and towed, vacate all school lots before 8 p.m. on Friday, January 28.
If you do use City lots, please note that all cars must be moved within 2 hours of the end of the emergency. Snow emergencies can be lifted at any time, including during work hours, so if you are unable to move your car out of a City lot at potentially short notice, please consider finding alternative parking.
Please note, potential high snow totals and high hourly rates of snowfall are forecast. So again we ask that you move cars on time, use (and consider sharing) your driveways, and that you bear with us with what may be a very challenging snow removal operation.
Bike lanes and cycle tracks will be plowed as part of our snow removal and specialized tractors will be deployed for this purpose; however, during and immediately after a storm, bike lanes may have ice and snow buildup. So please use caution when riding a bike and consider other modes of transportation if you must travel. Please also bear with us if you observe plow damage to flex posts used for bike and pedestrian infrastructure. A certain amount of flex post loss is expected during snow removal. Posts will be replaced in the spring.
Closed or Canceled Saturday:
➡️City COVID-19 testing site
➡️All Somerville Public Library branches
➡️Recreation Department activities
➡️ Blue Bikes will be closed Saturday and Sunday
For more information, please visit somervillema.gov/snow or contact 311.