The City will lift the current snow emergency at 7 a.m. Wednesday morning. Beginning at 7:00, vehicles parked in any municipal or school lot will have two hours to move out of the lot. Any vehicles not moved by 9 a.m. Wednesday will be ticketed and towed so that City crews can safely plow and treat the lots. Please note that while snow is expected to switch over to rain this evening, City crews will continue snow removal operations with large equipment throughout the night tonight, so cars must remain parked according to the snow emergency regulations until tomorrow morning.
Somerville Public Schools will remain closed on Wednesday. Somerville Public Libraries will open at noon, and Somerville Recreation has arranged for Open Gym in the Somerville High School gym, and public skating at Veterans’ Memorial Rink, both from noon to 3 p.m. tomorrow. City buildings will be open at 8:30 a.m. for all other business. As a reminder, trash is delayed by one day for the rest of the week.
Property owners are also reminded that you will have six daylight hours tomorrow to clear sidewalks abutting your property of snow and ice. Sidewalks not cleared by 1 p.m. on Wednesday may result in tickets each day until the sidewalk is clear. However, because we expect rain to move in and temperatures will drop well below freezing overnight, we urge property owners to clear sidewalks as soon as possible to prevent dangerous conditions.
As crews continue to work to clear snow and ice from streets, sidewalks, and lots, they will also work to shovel out fire hydrants and catch basins. If you are willing and able, we greatly appreciate any assistance from residents in shoveling hydrants and catch basins in your area.
If you have a non-emergency question, please call 311 (or 617-666-3311 from outside the city).