A major storm will hit Watertown Thursday, and already schools have been closed and a snow emergency has been declared.
The Watertown Public Schools will be closed Thursday, according to the list of school closings on WCVB’s website. Also, there will be no evening activities.
A winter weather event is predicted with high winds and 8-14 inches of snow accumulation in our area. The Superintendent of Public Works has declared a snow emergency effective 6 a.m. Thursday, February 9, 2017 and will remain in effect until further notice.
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.
Trash/Recycling Collection: Trash/Recycling Collection for Thursday, February 9, 2017 has been postponed until Friday, February 10, 2017
• 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!