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NEMO DAY #3 UPDATE: Answers to the top 5 questions:

1. EMERGENCY STILL IN EFFECT: The snow emergency and parking ban is still in effect. We will announce the end of the emergency as soon as City officials make this decision. Please visit for guidelines on clearing and moving your car after the emergency ends.

2. PLOWING: If your street has not been plowed, please report it to 311. If you street was not plowed exactly to the even-side curb or if some snow was plowed onto the sidewalk, please understand that this was an extraordinary amount of snow. It may be this was the only option on your street. If you remain concerned, please report the issue to 311.

3. CITY LOTS: DPW expects to have school and City lots plowed by this afternoon. Once the emergency has been lifted, cars parked in these lots must be moved within 2 hours.

4. SIDEWALKS: By this morning all sidewalks should have been shoveled. Homeowners & businesses have 6 hours of daylight after the end of snowfall to clear sidewalks. Those who do not clear them may be subject to ticketing.

5. SHOVELING: Residents and businesses are NOT allowed to shovel snow into the street. This can create a dangerous situation for both drivers and emergency vehicles.


Snow Emergency Update

The following snow update just went out from Mayor Joe Curtatone: The City of Somerville's Snow Emergency will remain in effect until further notice. The Governor's travel ban is also still in effect, and any driver on the road will be subject to action by local or state police. Snow and high winds are predicted for several more hours. Our DPW crews will continue to clear roadways throughout the weekend, and will plow to the curb to ensure access for all public safety vehicles. Due to poor visibility created by high winds and snow drifts, we urge all residents, especially small children, to stay off the roads until further notice. We will continue to provide updates as necessary, and you can also visit the City's Facebook page and Twitter feeds, or call 311 Somerville with any non-emergency questions. Thank you for your continued assistance as we work to make our City safe and accessible.


SNOW EMERGENCY DECLARED, Ten Things You Need to Know:

The City has declared a snow emergency effective at 10pm Thursday, Feb. 7. Here are 10 important things you need to know:

1. SCHOOLS: All Somerville Public Schools will be closed on Friday, Feb. 8, and all City-related activities will be canceled through Sat., Feb. 9.
2. CITY: The City of Somerville will operate with Emergency Personnel onl...y on Friday.
3. WHO TO CALL: Residents with non-emergency questions should call 311. For emergencies, please remember to call 911. Downed limbs should be reported to 311. Downed power lines should be reported to 911.
4. PARKING: During the snow emergency, parking will be allowed only on the odd-numbered side of the street (unless otherwise posted). Cars not moved from the even-numbered side of the street by 2 a.m. Friday morning may be subject to ticketing and towing. Residents may park in any municipal lot or in designated school parking lots starting at 10 p.m. Thursday. Meters in these specific lots will not be in effect during the emergency. Parking guidelines and a list of municipal lots can be found at
5. TRASH: If Friday is your usual trash pickup day, please place your trash out by 6am, one hour early.
6. PREPARE: Heavy, wet snow and high winds may cause power outages. Residents should take necessary precautions in advance: stock enough non-perishable foods and prescription medications for your family and pets for a 3 to 5 day period. Stock up on flashlights and extra batteries, and place them throughout your home. More storm preparation tips can be found here:
7. PHONES:Charge all cell phones but keep their use to a minimum during power outages.
8. CHECK ON THOSE WHO MAY NEED HELP: Please also be sure to check in on elderly or disabled family members and neighbors before, during, and after the storm. Offer to pick up supplies for them as you run your own pre-storm errands.
9. UPDATES: Visit our snow emergency webpage at for more details and updates, as well as the City and 311 Facebook pages City of Somerville (Official) and 311 Somerville, and Twitter feeds, @SomervilleCity and @311Somerville.
10. ENJOY.
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