[personal profile] ron_newman
Hello, this is Jackie Rossetti with important snow emergency information for Wednesday, March 15.

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).
[personal profile] ron_newman
Hello, this is Jackie Rossetti with important snow emergency information for Tuesday, March 14.

Based on weather forecasts for a strong Nor’Easter that could bring up to 18 inches of snow along with heavy winds, Somerville is declaring a snow emergency to go into effect 12 a.m. Tuesday morning, however residents may begin moving cars to the even side of the street (unless otherwise posted) immediately, and into designated municipal and school lots after 8 p.m. tonight. Residents must move cars to the EVEN numbered side of the street (unless signage on your street says otherwise), by 4 a.m. Tuesday morning, or will be ticketed and towed. Again, anyone unable to find parking on the correct side of the street may park in any municipal or school parking lot beginning at 8 p.m. Monday evening. Full snow emergency and snow removal policies may be found on the City’s website at http://www.somervillema.gov/snow.

Additionally, please note that trash pickup will be delayed by one day for the remainder of this week, and that there will be NO TRASH PICKUP ON TUESDAY. Somerville Public Schools and all branches of the Somerville Public Library will be closed Tuesday, and all City events have been canceled. City offices will be closed Tuesday, however 311 will remain open, and the City’s social media feeds will be available for questions and concerns.

If you have a non-emergency question or service request, please call 311 (or 617-666-3311 from cell phones or from outside the city). In case of emergency, dial 911.

Thank you as always for your cooperation and patience during this winter season.

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[personal profile] ron_newman
Hello, this is Jackie Rossetti with important snow emergency information for Monday, February 13.

The City will lift the current snow emergency at 9 a.m. Monday morning. Beginning at 9 a.m., vehicles parked in any municipal or school lot will have two hours to move out of the lot. Any vehicles not moved by 11 a.m. will be ticketed and towed so that City crews can safely plow and treat the lots.

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. may result in tickets each day until the sidewalk is clear.

If you have a non-emergency question, please call 311 (or 617-666-3311 from outside the city).

Thank you.
[personal profile] ron_newman
Hello, this is Jackie Rossetti with important snow emergency information for Sunday, February 12.

Based on current weather forecasts, Somerville is declaring a snow emergency to go into effect at 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, February 12. Because meters are not in effect on Sundays, residents may begin moving their cars now to the EVEN-numbered side of the street (unless posted signage states otherwise) or into municipal or school parking lots.

Ticketing and towing will begin at 8 p.m. Sunday for cars not moved to the correct side of the street or to a municipal or school lot. Full snow emergency and snow removal policies may be found on the City’s website at www.somervillema.gov/snow.When parking in a lot, please remember that cars must be moved from all lots within two hours of the end of the emergency.

Again, since this is a #ParkEVEN snow season, cars must park on the even side of the street (unless otherwise posted) during snow emergencies.

Somerville Public Schools will be closed on Monday, February 13. As of this time, library, recreation and school activities planned for Monday are to be determined. Some City offices will be open on Monday, however please call before visiting any office to confirm they are open. Trash pickup will continue as usual.

If you have a non-emergency question or service request, please call 311 (or 617-666-3311 from cellphones or from outside the city). In case of emergency dial 911.

Thank you as always for your cooperation and patience during this winter season.
[personal profile] ron_newman
Hello, this is Jackie Rossetti with important snow emergency information for Friday, February 10.

The City will lift the current snow emergency at 6 a.m. Friday morning. Beginning at 6 a.m., vehicles parked in any municipal or school lot will have two hours to move out of the lot. Any vehicles not moved by 8 a.m. will be ticketed and towed so that City crews can safely plow and treat the lots.

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. may result in tickets each day until the sidewalk is clear.

Somerville Public Schools will remain closed on Friday, however all City offices will be open and public libraries will be open with a morning delay. Trash pickup will remain on a normal schedule.

If you have a non-emergency question, please call 311 (or 617-666-3311 from outside the city).
[personal profile] ron_newman
Hello, this is Jackie Rossetti with important snow emergency information for Thursday, February 9.

Based on weather forecasts for up to 12 to 14 inches of snow, Somerville is declaring a snow emergency to go into effect at 12 a.m. on Thursday morning, February 9. Residents can begin moving their cars now to the EVEN-numbered side of the street (unless posted signage states otherwise). Those unable to find parking on the correct side of the street may park in any municipal or school parking lot beginning at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Please note, however, that cars must be moved from all lots within two hours of the end of the emergency. Ticketing and towing will begin at 4 a.m. Thursday for cars not moved to the correct side of the street or to a municipal or school lot. Full snow emergency and snow removal policies may be found on the City’s website at www.somervillema.gov/snow.

Again, because this is a #ParkEven snow season, cars must be moved to the EVEN-side of the street (unless posted street signage says otherwise) during emergencies.

Somerville Public Schools, all Somerville Public Libraries, and City offices will be closed on Thursday. Trash pickup will continue as usual.

If you have a non-emergency question or service request, please call 311 (or 617-666-3311 from cellphones or from outside the city). In case of emergency dial 911.
Thank you as always for your cooperation and patience during this winter season.
[identity profile] dahdahdahdancer.livejournal.com
Now that many of us are scrambling to find help shoveling snow, I just wanted to send a warning about how I got scammed last winter by a "service" run by a guy named Jared Wright. He offered a contract for the season and wanted the entire amount up front. I signed, I paid. And I never saw him again. If you are approached by him, run away as fast as you can.
[personal profile] ron_newman
Hello, this is [Somerville] Mayor Joe Curtatone with important snow emergency information for Saturday, January 7.

Based on current weather forecasts, the City is declaring a snow emergency to go into effect at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, January 7th. Beginning at 10 a.m., cars will have 4 hours to move to the EVEN side of the street (unless signage on your streets says otherwise), or into a municipal or school parking lot. Again, as a reminder, this is the first winter season where cars must park on the EVEN SIDE of the street (unless otherwise posted). Ticketing and towing will begin at approximately 2 p.m. on Saturday for cars who are not moved to the correct side of the street. Please review posted signage on your street in advance. For more information, please visit http://somervillema.gov/snow or contact 311.

At this time, all recreation and school programming planned for Saturday will continue as planned, and all three branches of the library will remain open. Trash pickup scheduled for Saturday due to this week’s holiday delay will continue as normal.

Thank you as always for your cooperation and patience during this winter season.
[identity profile] secretlyironic.livejournal.com
We're a 2-family looking for snow removal for this winter. Any advice from the group?
[personal profile] ron_newman
Hello, this is Meghann Ackerman from the City of Somerville with important snow-related information. A snow emergency has been declared effective starting at 7 p.m. on Sun., March 20. To avoid getting a ticket or being towed, vehicles must be moved to the odd-side of the street (unless otherwise posted), or to a city or school parking lot by 11 p.m. on Sunday. Because parking is not enforced on Sundays, you can begin parking in these lots immediately tonight, and may remain there until the emergency is over. If possible, please consider sharing driveways with neighbors to create additional parking spots for those without driveways.

Somerville Public Schools will be closed on Monday. Public libraries will be open and Recreation activities will go on as planned. Trash and recycling pickup will remain on a normal schedule.

For more information about Somerville’s snow policies, please visit http://www.somervillema.gov/snow. If you have a non-emergency question or service request, please call 311 (or 617-666-3311 from cellphones or from outside the city). In case of emergency dial 911.
[personal profile] ron_newman
Just got this email from Somerville Community Alert system:

Weekend Storm Predicted. Please Plan Ahead.

We wish we were writing to simply say, “Happy Spring!” Unfortunately, Mother Nature isn’t quite finished with winter. So, as much as it pains us to say it, please prepare for the possibility of a snow emergency for this weekend’s storm. At this time, there is NO snow emergency in effect, however, because an emergency declaration is possible, if you are planning to go out of town for the weekend, please plan ahead and move any cars left behind to the odd side of the street (unless otherwise posted) before you depart. If and when the decision is made to declare an emergency, we will notify you via our usual channels, so stay tuned. In the meantime, think happy thoughts of spring!

(The email didn't include that link; I added it because it currently shows a 76% probability of more than 8 inches of snow)
[personal profile] ron_newman
Hello, this is Jackie Rossetti from the City of Somerville with snow-related information for Mon., Feb. 8.

Somerville's snow emergency will end as of 7 p.m. this evening, and normal parking rules will go back into effect. Vehicles parked in school and City lots MUST be moved within 2 hours of the end of the snow emergency. Cars not moved from these lots by 9 p.m. tonight may be subject to ticketing and towing.

Additionally, permit enforcement will resume at 9 p.m. Tuesday, so please make sure your parking permit is visible.

Property owners are reminded that they have 6 daylight hours after snow ends to clear sidewalks of snow and ice or you may be ticketed.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this storm. For more information on post-snow policies, please visit http://www.somervillema.gov/snow. For more information or to submit a non-emergency service request, please dial 311 or 617-666-3311 from cellphones or outside Somerville.
[personal profile] ron_newman
Hello, this is Jackie Rossetti from the City of Somerville with important snow-related information. A snow emergency has been declared effective starting at 5 a.m. on Mon., Feb. 8. To avoid getting a ticket or being towed, vehicles must be moved to the odd-side of the street (unless otherwise posted), or to a city or school parking lot by 9 a.m. on Monday. Because parking is not enforced on Sundays, you can begin parking in these lots immediately tonight, and may remain there until the emergency is over. If possible, please consider sharing driveways with neighbors to create additional parking spots for those without driveways.

Somerville Public Schools and all public libraries will be closed on Monday, and all recreation activities are cancelled. Trash and recycling pickup will remain on a normal schedule.

For more information about Somerville’s snow policies, please visit http://www.somervillema.gov/snow. If you have a non-emergency question or service request, please call 311 (or 617-666-3311 from cellphones or from outside the city). In case of emergency dial 911.
[personal profile] ron_newman
Hello, this is Meghann Ackerman from the City of Somerville with information about the end of the snow emergency. Somerville's snow emergency will end, and normal parking rules will go back into effect, today at 9 p.m.

Due to the late hour, owners of vehicles parked in city and school lots will have extra time to move their cars from the lots. Normally cars must be moved within two hours of the end of the emergency. This time only, vehicles may be left overnight, but must be moved by 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, so that the lots can be safely cleared of snow. Permit enforcement will resume at 9 p.m. on Saturday, so make sure your parking permit is visible by then.

Property owners are reminded that they have 6 daylight hours tomorrow to clear sidewalks of snow and ice.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this storm. For more information on post-snow policies, please visit http://www.somervillema.gov/snow. For more information or to submit a non-emergency service request, please dial 311 or 617-666-3311 from cellphones or outside Somerville.
[personal profile] ron_newman
(I don't know why the city is doing all of this for a minor little storm, but here it is)

Hello, this is Meghann Ackerman from the City of Somerville with important snow-related information that we suspect everyone was hoping to never hear again. A snow emergency has been declared effective starting at midnight tonight, Friday, Feb. 5. To avoid getting a ticket or towed, please move your vehicle to the odd-side of the street or a city or school parking lot by 4 a.m., unless otherwise posted. You may begin parking in municipal lots immediately.

Property owners are also reminded that snow and ice must be cleared from sidewalks, to a width of 36 inches, within 6 daylight hours after snowfall ends.

Somerville Public Schools will be closed on Friday, Feb. 5, and all Recreation Dept. programming will be canceled. Libraries will remain open and trash and recycling collection remains on a normal schedule.

For more information about Somerville’s snow policies and a map of snow parking lots, please visit http://www.somervillema.gov/snow. If you have a non-emergency question or service request, please call 311 (or 617-666-3311 from cellphones or from outside the city). In case of emergency dial 911.
[identity profile] pearlythebunny.livejournal.com

From the City's website:
Alternating odd- and even-side parking takes effect for winter 2015, with switch to even-side parking beginning during 2016-17 season.

So nothing is different this winter, but next winter people will park during snow emergencies on the even side of the street.


See more at: http://www.somervillema.gov/news/somerville-change-snow-emergency-parking-policy#sthash.B3IUPVgi.dpuf

[identity profile] phpanda.livejournal.com
I am not wishing for snow but our snow plowing company has not renewed our flat fee contract.  Does anyone have a recommendation?  If you pay by storm, can you share how that pricing usually works?  Thanks so much!  Happy HONK weekend!
[identity profile] shamoof.livejournal.com
Hi all,
I am wondering if anyone has good leads on snow removal services? I would like to set up a service now (I owe my family a ton of snow shoveling, since I was out of the country during Snowrmageddon 2014). Any leads or suggestions for finding reliable services that offer a contract vs per shovel, would be most appreciated!

Best,
Mary
[personal profile] ron_newman
Hello, this is Mayor Joe Curtatone with the message we’ve all been waiting for. The City’s longest snow emergency in history[*] is coming to an end as of 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, and I have important updates for you, so please read this full message.

As of 8 a.m. Wednesday, cars may park on both sides of the street unless otherwise posted. HOWEVER, to ensure emergency access, drivers must leave 12-feet of clearance between their car and the car parked opposite them or they may be ticketed and towed. Despite DPW’s massive snow removal effort to clear the even sides of nearly all of our streets, some streets remain narrow, especially for emergency vehicles to pass, and we will enforce the 12-foot regulation to ensure public safety. Crews will also be back for targeted snow removal on some streets, which will be posted in advance.

All cars must also be cleared of snow by 8 a.m. Friday or may be ticketed and towed. Additionally, all meters will go back into effect at 10 a.m. Wednesday, and residents parked in municipal parking lots will have until 10 a.m. to move their cars from the lots.

We may be ending the parking ban, but the broader cleanup from these historic storms is just getting underway. Crews are already out patching potholes and will be intensifying their efforts. Damages to signs, curbs, trash cans, meters and more will require repairs, and we will continue to clear catch basins. Finally, turf experts will be assessing when we can safely use our sports fields. In short, we have more work to do. Thank you all for your support during the winter we’ll never forget. Here’s looking forward to spring.

* Ed. note by RN - this one started at 10 am on February 8, in advance of the third big snowstorm, which means it will last a couple hours short of 31 days!
[personal profile] ron_newman
Hello, this is Jackie Rossetti from the City of Somerville with important parking information for the expected snowfall from Sunday, March 1, into Monday. Please listen carefully as the instructions for this storm are not standard snow emergency procedures.

Unless the parking ban has already been lifted on your street, the extended parking ban will remain in effect during this storm. On streets still currently under the ban, all cars must park on the odd-side of the street unless otherwise posted. On streets where the parking ban has already been lifted, they will remain open for two-sided parking. However, plows working this storm need 12 feet of clearance between parked cars to travel down a street. Therefore, all cars parked on the even side of the street must leave 12-feet between their vehicle and the car opposite them on the odd side. If there is not 12 feet of clearance, in most cases the car on the even side will be towed (unless otherwise posted).

Police will make every effort to contact vehicle owners before towing, but all necessary towing will be ordered. If you are unsure if you have left 12 feet of clearance, please park elsewhere. Residents may also park in any metered spot not under the ban or any municipal parking lot including business district lots and at Dilboy Stadium. School lots are open overnight Sunday, but all vehicles must be out by 7 a.m. Monday and may return during the week only for overnight parking from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m.

A list of available parking lots for this storm, and additional snow emergency information is available at http://www.somervillema.gov/snow. If you have any additional questions, please call 311 (617-666-3311 from outside the city).

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