Sunday, February 7, 2016

Snow Emergency 2/8/2016

The City of Salem has declared a Snow Emergency effective Monday, February 8, 2016 at 9:00 am until 8:30 pm.
Parking will be allowed in the downtown emergency district until 12:00 noon.

Update February 8, 2016 4:40 pm:
The snow emergency will be lifted at 8:30 pm. It is important that all cars be removed from all school lots promptly following the snow ban being lifted. Crews need to clear the lots for school tomorrow. Please keep cars off the streets until 8:30 to allow crews to finish city streets. We are actively enforcing the parking ban at this time.

Again, if your vehicle is in a school lot after 8:30 p.m. you will be ticketed and subject to towing.

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 and streets included in the downtown emergency snow district please visit the City's Snow Emergency Central or call our Snow Emergency Hotline at 978-744-0171 extension 166.

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. If there is no answer please leave a message and your issue will be address as soon as possible. You may also request services from the DPW through the SeeClickFix app online or on your phone. Visit this informational page for more information.

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