CITY OF MEDFORD DECLARES SNOW EMERGENCY THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24th BEGINNING AT 10PM

Parking restrictions in effect as of 10pm Thursday

City Hall closed on Friday.

Trash pickup delayed into next week.

MEDFORD – The City of Medford is declaring a snow emergency to go into effect at 10 p.m. on Thursday, February 24, 2022. 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 (unless the street has been granted an exemption by the Traffic Commission. See the full list at http://www.medfordma.org/snow).

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.

Cars may park in City lots, but must be moved by 7 a.m. on Saturday morning, February 26th.

City Buildings
City Hall will be closed for in-person business on Friday. City staff will be available by phone and email to assist members of the public.
The Medford Public Library will open at 1pm on Friday.
The Medford Recreation Center will be closed on Friday and Saturday, and the LoConte Rink will be closed on Friday. For updates visit http://www.medfordrecreation.org.

Trash Pickup
Due to the President’s Day holiday, trash and recycling is already delayed one day this week. Due to Friday’s storm, trash and recycling pickup for the rest of this week will be delayed by one more day. The current proposed schedule is as follows:

THURSDAY trash pickup: Will now be picked up on Saturday, 2/26
FRIDAY trash pickup: Will now be picked up on Saturday, 2/26. If Waste Management cannot get to all of Friday’s route, Waste Management will return to those streets on Monday, 2/28.
Week of 2/28: Waste Management hopes to be on a regular schedule, but may continue to be delayed into next week. If your trash pickup is missed on Monday or Tuesday, please leave your trash and recycling bin curbside and Waste Management will return to your street as soon as possible at the beginning of the week. We will update residents as we have more information to share.

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 every day until the sidewalk is clear.
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. Available shoveling assistance is limited, so please refrain from using this list unless you or a loved one are elderly and/or are physically unable to shovel.
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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