Watertown will be under a Snow Emergency beginning Friday at noon because of the blizzard due to hit town Friday and Saturday.
Public Works Superintendent Gerald Mee, along with the police and fire departments, declared the Snow Emergency. No end date was announced, so the Snow Emergency will last until further notice.
During the ban, parking will not be allowed on the street. Those needing a parking spot can park in municipal lots (including in Watertown Square behind CVS) in school lots, at the Police Station and other locations. See the release below for more information about the Snow Emergency.
Follow the Watertown Patch Storm Center for updates during and after the storm.
The Department of Public Works released the following information on its website:
Watertown Department of Public Works
SNOW EMERGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT!
Snow Emergency –
The Superintendent of Public Works has declared a snow emergency effective at noon time Friday, February 8, 2013 and will remain in effect until further notice.
Parking Ban –
ON STREET PARKING IS BANNED 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 to allow for snow removal.
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!