Friday, March 31, 2017

National Guard Muster 4/1/2017

The National Guard First Muster event will be taking place at Armory Park and on the Salem Common this Saturday, April 1st, rain or shine. This marks the 380th anniversary of this historic event and we hope that you will be able to join us. In conjunction with the muster, there will be road closures in Church St./St. Peter St./Brown St. area as well as the portion of Essex St. between Hawthorne Boulevard and the pedestrian mall from approximately 9:00am to 11:30am. There will also be no parking along Washington Square South.

Also, please be aware that there will be a howitzer cannon salute heard between the hours of 11:30am and 12:30pm.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Snow Emergency 3/13/2017

Update: The Snow Emergency Parking Ban will be lifted as of 11:00 pm on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. 

All vehicles must be removed from the school lots by 8:00 am or they will be ticketed and towed.

The City of Salem has declared a Snow Emergency effective Monday, March 13, 2017 at 11:30 pm until further notice.
This includes the Downtown Parking District.

We will begin tagging and towing operations at 11:30 pm even though snow has not begun to fall. Please plan ahead and move your vehicle off of the road before 11:30 pm tonight.
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 Services 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 DPS through the SeeClickFix app online or on your phone. Visit this informational page for more information.

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