Watertown Declares Snow Emergency for This Weekend’s Storm

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Charlie Breitrose

A snow plow clears snow from a parking lot.

A snow plow clears snow from a parking lot.

The Town of Watertown has declared a snow emergency beginning Saturday evening. See details below.

The following announcement came from the Town of Watertown:

A winter weather event is predicted with 8-10 inches of snow accumulation in our area. The Superintendent of Public Works has declared a snow emergency effective 6:00 p.m. Saturday January 19, 2019, and will remain in effect until further notice.

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

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