Thursday, March 31, 2016

Light It Up Blue for Autism

On Saturday, April 2, 2016 the City of Salem will be participating in Light It Up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day by activating the blue snow emergency lights across the city. Residents are advised there is no snow emergency in effect.

To learn more see this page on

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Snow Emergency 3/20/2016

 The City of Salem has declared a Snow Emergency effective Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 9:00 pm until Monday, March 21, 2016 at 10:00 am.

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.

School has been canceled for Monday, March 21st. Vehicles can remain in the school lots overnight, but will need to be removed promptly following the ban being lifted to allow for clean up of the school lots.

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.

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

(Updated 3/20/16 20:00 hours)