The City will declare a snow emergency beginning Monday evening in anticipation of the storms, which would also allow snow removal crews to work overnight to clear City streets, squares, and other critical areas more efficiently. City personnel will continue to monitor local forecasts and the track of Tuesday’s storm before determining the timing of a snow emergency declaration.
“Due to the sheer amounts of snow and ice that have been dumped on
over the last month, we had already contacted an outside vendor in order to help our DPW crews with snow removal throughout the City. We’ve hired additional trucks and front-end loaders to help clear our main squares and thoroughfares. With an average of one storm per week, our DPW personnel are working harder than ever to ensure the public safety of this community, however we simply cannot keep up with the onslaught of snow that Mother Nature has in store for us this year,” Mayor Curtatone said. Somerville
“With another 15-20 inches of snow predicted to fall this week, I want to remind residents that it is more critical than ever to be cognizant of our parking policies during snow emergencies and, when a snow emergency is lifted, use caution when parking on already narrow side streets. Our first priority will be to ensure that public safety vehicles are able to access all roadways, and to that end we will exercise our right to ticket and tow any vehicle hampering public safety,” Mayor Curtatone added.
To assist with snow removal, the City has requested an additional 13 tri-axle trucks and eight front-end loaders from North Gate Recycling, Inc., a company already contracted with the City of
“I want to thank Federal Realty Investment Trust for generously allowing us to utilize Yard 21 in
Assembly Square during our snow removal operations. As we have filled our vacant yards – Harris Park, the Homan’s Building, and other locations – this donation by FRIT is a tremendous help for us, and our residents,” Mayor Curtatone said.
A snow emergency announcement will be made through all normal channels as soon as it is determined.