Monday, January 26, 2015

Snow Emergency - 1/26/2015

The snow emergency is no longer in effect

Update: January 28, 2015 3:00 pm

The snow emergency parking ban will remain in effect until 8:00 am on Thursday, January 29, 2015. All vehicles must remain off the streets until the ban has been lifted.

All vehicles parked in alternate lots must be removed promptly following the end of the parking ban to allow for snow removal in municipal and school lots.

Once the ban has been lifted the Salem Police may restrict certain streets to parking on one side due to the snow. This decision will be made on a street by street basis and will be prominently posted.

The City of Salem Department of Public Works has declared a Snow Emergency effective Monday, January 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm until Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 8:00am.

All vehicles must be removed from the streets; failure to do so may result in ticketing and towing.

For a list of approved public off street parking sites please visit the City's Snow Emergency Central or call our Snow Emergency Hotline at 978-744-0171 extension 166.

The Governor of Massachusetts has also declared a statewide travel ban starting at midnight Monday into Tuesday. Remain off the roads and at home if at all possible.

If your vehicle has been towed, please contact us at 978-744-1212 for information.

To report a power outage or check the status of an outage contact National Grid at 1-800-465-1212 or visit their storm page here. Do not call 9-1-1 to report a power outage unless there is a life threatening emergency.

For inquiries related to snow removal or plowing please contact the Department of Public Works at 978-744-3302.

Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @SalemMAPolice for updates as the storm progresses.