Somerville Police Department
220 Washington St
Somerville, MA 02143
(In Union Square)
East Substation: 81 Broadway
West Substation: 1114 Broadway

Emergency: Dial 9-1-1
Non-Emergency: 617-625-1600

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Parking Ban to be Lifted on Rolling Basis

A citywide parking ban remains in effect meaning all cars must still park on the odd side unless otherwise posted. HOWEVER parking is now permitted on both sides of the following streets ONLY (unless otherwise posted). Please check this post or for ongoing updates on the rolling lift of the ban:

  • Broadway
  • Elm St.
  • Highland Ave.
  • Holland St.
  • Morrison Ave.
  • School St. (Madison St. to Highland Ave.)
  • Willow Ave. (Summer St. to Broadway)

To help crews remove snow and to avoid getting a ticket or being towed, please remember that snow emergency parking rules are still in effect on any street not listed here. Even if a street looks clear, it may only be wide enough for an emergency vehicle to pass without parking so please only park on the odd side (unless otherwise posted).


Snow Emergency in Effect Until Further Notice 02/18/2015

From the City of Somerville's Website:

Snow Emergency in Effect Until Further Notice

Citywide Parking Ban Still in Effect for All Streets: Park on the odd side (unless otherwise posted)

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Snow Emergency in Effect Until Further Notice

From the City of Somerville Website:

Snow Emergency in Effect Until Further Notice

Extended Parking Ban Expected

Last updated Mon., 2/9, 6:05 p.m.

Schools: Somerville Public Schools are closed Tuesday, Feb. 10

Travel advisory: Mayor Curtatone is asking that anyone able to avoid travel in Somerville stay off the roads on Tuesday to allow our plows to do their job quickly and efficiently. The MBTA is suspending all rail service from Monday at 7 p.m. until Wednesday at the normal start of service. Limited bus service will be available Monday evening and extremely limited bus service will be available Tuesday. Please check the status of all routes before leaving. 

Cars & Parking:

  • Extended parking ban expected: Due to continued historic levels of snowfall, residents should be prepared for an extended ban on parking on the even side of the street unless otherwise posted. To ease this burden, the ban will eventually be lifted on a rolling basis starting with main roads, to widen roadways and free up parking sooner . Please watch for announcements in the next several days. Cars not moved from the even-numbered side will be ticketed and towed. 
  • Parking available in City & School lots: The Mayor has ordered that City and school parking lots remain available for emergency parking as long as the exteded ban is in place. A portion of the Dilboy Stadium parking lot will also be available for residents during the ban.
  • Meters: Meters are not in effect during the emergency. However, parking is allowed only at meters on the odd side of the road.
  • Map of available parking lots: A map of available parking lots, and additional snow emergency information is available at
  • Call for Driveway Sharing: Due to existing parking pressures, we strongly urge anyone with a driveway to use it and also consider sharing extra spots with friends and neighbors to help keep cars off of the streets for more effective cleaning.
  • Call to Businesses to Share Parking Lots: All businesses with parking lots are asked to share some spots with area residents if they are able. Anyone who would like to publicize this opportunity should post to the City Facebook page and we will post a running list of options.
  • Additional Parking for this storm:
    • Dilboy Stadium: The front portion of the Dilboy Stadium Parking Lot will be available for residents (in addition to the Dilboy Pool lot, which is always available during snow emergencies). 
    • Assembly Row has made 200 parking spots available in its free AMC parking garage for Somerville residents during the storm. To use Assembly Row spaces, residents must reserve an Assembly Row-issued parking pass HERE. Passes must be visible on your dashboard. The first 200 residents requesting permits for the garage will be able to access the second and third floors for parking for the duration of the City’s parking ban. For more information, call 617-440-5565. 
    • Alewife MBTA garage: Residents in the Davis area may want to consider parking at the Alewife MBTA station (for the daily rate). 

Open/Closed on on Tuesday, Feb. 10:

  • Schools: Closed
  • Afterschool and Evening Activities/Meetings: Canceled
  • City Hall: Essential services only: City Clerk, Treasurer, etc.
  • Libraries: Open at noon
  • Kennedy Pool:
    • Open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 1 to 5 p.m.
    • Open Friday 1 to 4 p.m.
    • Lessons will run Wednesday and Thursday evenings
  • Veterans Memorial Rink: Open at noon
  • All Other City buildings: Closed

Trash & Recycling: Monday pickup is a planned one-day delay. However, additional delays should be expected due to the difficult winter conditions. If you place your trash and recycling out as scheduled below and it is not picked up, please place it out again the next day. Crews will automatically loop back to any uncompleted portions of the previous day's route the next day.

  • Monday: DELAYED, place trash out on Tues., Feb. 10
  • Tuesday: ON TIME
  • Wednesday: ON TIME
  • Thursday: ON TIME

Extraordinary conditions: Due to the large amounts of snow already on the ground, this storm will present unique challenges, and we encourage you to stay informed by checking this page and City social media feeds for additional information throughout the storm. If you have any additional questions, please call 311 (or 617-666-3311 from a cell phone or outside the City).

Snow removal information:
Public safety and public works crews have been out in maximum force since the first in a series of storms that have resulted in record-setting snowfall in the region. Due to the extraordinary snowfall, conditions nonetheless remain difficult on many side streets. Crews are out today and will continue snow plowing through tomorrow. On Wednesday (or possibly Tuesday) they will also switch to hauling snow away and melting snow with the Snow Dragon. They will continue snow removal as long as necessary. We thank everyone for their patience and cooperation


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