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Posted on: November 20, 2019

2020 Snow Emergency/Season Information

Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the City of Everett would like you to be prepared for the upcoming winter/snow season. The City is ready to face any and all obstacles that Mother Nature throws our way, let's be sure we all work together to keep our streets safe.

With the snow season now upon us, the City is well prepared for both snow removal and emergency measures. The Mayor recently met with his senior staff to ensure that the procedures, staffing, and supplies for snow removal and parking enforcement are effectively in place.

Up to fifty- five pieces of snow removal equipment, both City-owned and contracted vehicles, along with several snow blowers for City buildings will be made available for the upcoming season. For major storms, crews will work in coordinated split shifts, utilizing plows, sanders, bobcat front-end loaders, and sidewalk plows to ensure the safety of the City’s main arteries, side streets and sidewalks. In the days following major storms, the DPW will continue the work of plowing and coordinating additional snow removal.

Mayor DeMaria stated, “I want to thank residents in advance for their cooperation and hard work during the upcoming winter season and let them know we will once again be prepared for the worst New England has to offer.”

The Mayor announced this year several departments will assist DPW with the snow emergencies.  The Police, Fire, Emergency 911, Parking Enforcement and Code Enforcement departments will all coordinate with DPW during snowstorms.  The EPD and Parking Enforcement will inform residents of snow emergencies and in removing vehicles not in compliance with regulations, so that plow crews can properly clean neighborhoods and streets. The EFD will work with residents to uncovered fire hydrants across the city.

The City has reaffirmed its strategy for notifying residents of parking bans.  Parking bans and restrictions will be implemented and enforced ahead of storms. Once the decision has been made to declare a snow emergency, the information will be made available to residents through robo calls, postings on ECTV, social media, website and by the activation of the blue emergency lights along main arteries. Residents can also call 311 for any information.

For this snow season, December 2019– March/April of 2020, the year used for parking bans will be 2020 – an EVEN numbered year – thus vehicles should park on the EVEN side of the street. For secondary streets, where parking is normally allowed on both sides, when a snow emergency is called, parking is ONLY allowed on the side of the street were the house numbers are EVEN.  This would apply for the entire snow season. However, streets that are one- sided parking you must remain on the side that is usually allowed.  As always, there is no parking permitted on main arteries during a parking ban. 

Main arteries include:

Chelsea, Hancock, Nichols, Norwood, Lawrence, Bell Rock, Bryant, Broadway, Main, Elm, Ferry, Fuller, Lynn, Bucknam, High, Garland, Alpine, Second, Tileston, Tremont, Union, Waverly.        

Failure to follow parking ban and snow emergency regulations will result in the ticketing and towing of vehicles.

The Code Enforcement Department would also like to remind people when shoveling not to throw snow back into the street.  This hinders the efforts of the City to effectively plow our roadways, and is subject to fines.  Also, using objects to reserve parking spaces on City streets is prohibited by City ordinance. 

The Mayor and his administration ask that all residents help the City achieve a successful snow removal season by following these regulations, and thank everyone in advance for their cooperation. For more information, please call the Mayor’s Office at 617-394-2270.

Downloadable PDF: 2020 Snow Parking Regulations

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