UPDATED: Snow Emergency Declared in Watertown for Wednesday’s Snow Storm


{Updated March 20 at 4:40 p.m. – The previous version of the story incorrectly said trash will not be collected}

With another storm looming, the Department of Public Works has declared a snow emergency in Watertown. Vehicles will not be allowed to be parked on public streets, and could be towed.

See more the announcement below:

A winter weather event is predicted with high winds and 6 to 10 inches of snow accumulation. The Superintendent of Public Works has declared a snow emergency effective 12 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2018 and will remain in effect until further notice. There will be no delay in trash pickup.

Parking Ban – On street parking will be banned and any motor vehicle left on the street will be subject to towing until further notice.

Winter Off-Street Parking – Residents are urged to use designated off street parking areas as listed below:

• Police Station at 552 Main Street

• Any public school parking lot

• Marion Road at Victory Field

• The lot at Boylston Street and Mt. Auburn Streets

Please remember – during a snow event, any vehicle parked at a school facility must be removed no later than 6 a.m. the day school resumes.

Additional Reminders

• During a storm travel conditions can be extremely poor and residents are advised to remain in-doors.

• Please assist the Public Works, Fire and Police Department by keeping vehicles off the street and allowing our streets to be de iced and cleared from snow.

• Be patient as snow plowing operations are extremely difficult and time consuming.

• Please assist us in protecting your neighborhood by shoveling out the fire hydrant/drainage catch basins closest to your home or business.

• Remember the Public Works snow plow operators are working through extremely poor weather conditions trying to make every street accessible for public safety.

• Please do not attempt to stop the snow plow!

Updates regarding trash collection, parking restrictions and other town notifications will be posted at www.ci.watertown.ma.us and www.watertowndpw.org

2 thoughts on “UPDATED: Snow Emergency Declared in Watertown for Wednesday’s Snow Storm

  1. Charlie…. The snow emergency went into effect WEDNESDAY March 21st, not Tuesday… Tuesday was the 30th LOL

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