Snow Emergency Announcement 2/12/17

Watertown Department of Public Works


For: Tuesday March 14, 2017

Snow Emergency –

The Superintendent of Public Works has declared a snow emergency effective 5:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 14, 2017 and will remain in effect until further notice.


Parking Ban –

On street parking will be banned and any motor vehicle left on the street will be subject to towing until further notice.


Winter Off-Street Parking –

Residents are urged to use designated off street parking areas as listed below: • Police Station at 552 Main Street • Any public school parking lot • Marion Road at Victory Field • The lot at Boylston Street and Mt. Auburn Streets
**Please remember – during a snow event, any vehicle parked at a school facility must be removed no later than 6 AM the day school resumes.


Trash/Recycling Collection:

Trash/Recycling Collection for Tuesday, March 14, 2017 has been postponed until Wednesday. Trash/Recycling  will be pushed back by one day for the remainder of the week, Wednesdays pick up will be on Thursday, Thursday on Friday etc.


Additional Reminders

  • During a storm travel conditions can be extremely poor and residents are advised to remain in-doors.
  • Please assist the Public Works, Fire and Police Department by keeping vehicles off the street and allowing our streets to be de iced and cleared from snow. •
  • Be patient as snow plowing operations are extremely difficult and time consuming. •
  • Please assist us in protecting your neighborhood by shoveling out the fire hydrant / drainage catch basins closest to your home or business. •
  • Remember the Public Works snow plow operators are working through extremely poor weather conditions trying to make every street accessible for public safety. •
  • Please do not attempt to stop the snow plow!

Updates regarding trash collection, parking restrictions and other town notifications will be posted at and



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