Somerville’s Snow Emergency Will End at 7a.m. Wednesday, March 15th

Somerville’s snow emergency will end at 7 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, March 15, and normal parking rules will go back into effect at that time. Snow emergency rules will be in effect and enforced until 7 a.m. so snow and ice removal can continue tonight. Vehicles parked in municipal lots must be moved within two hours of the end of a snow emergency. Vehicles still in municipals lots after 9 a.m. on Wednesday will be subject to ticketing and towing. 
Here are five more things to know for the end of the snow emergency:
Stay safe: This evening rain is expected to move in and temperatures are expected to drop below freezing overnight. The freeze will result in hazardous, icy conditions so property owners are urged to shovel sidewalks as soon as possible. If you have to be out walking or driving, please be careful and take safety precautions.
Tomorrow’s schedule: Somerville Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday. Trash and recycling pickup will be on a one-day delay for the rest of the week. City Hall will be open for regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Somerville Public Library (MA) will be open beginning at noon. There will be public skating at Veterans Memorial Rink and an open gym at Somerville High School from noon to 3 p.m. 
Avoid a ticket: When clearing off your vehicle, please make sure your parking permit is visible. Permits must be visible within 24 hours and cars must be fully clear of snow within 48 hours of the end of the emergency to avoid ticketing. Please clear permits by 7 a.m. Thursday and clear vehicles by 7 a.m. Friday.
Clear snow and ice: Property owners are reminded that after any snowfall they have 6 daylight hours after snow ends to clear their sidewalks of snow and ice or you may be ticketed. Please clear a pathway on your sidewalk by 1 p.m. on Wednesday that is at least 36-inches wide to allow safe passage for all.
Fire, Water, and DPW crews are out clearing catch basins and fire hydrants, but if you are able to clear the catch basin or fire hydrant near your home, your assistance with this effort will be greatly appreciated.
Get information or assistance: For more information on post-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 cell phones or from outside the city). In case of emergency, dial 911.

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