Monday, February 25, 2013
The snow emergency ended Monday afternoon.
Watertown's snow emergency and the on-street parking ban was been lifted Monday afternoon. The town sent out alerts at 3 p.m. announcing the end of the ban, which began Saturday evening. On-street parking will be allowed during the day, but the winter overnight parking ban remains in place.
Friday, February 22, 2013
On-street parking will be banned during the snow emergency.
Watertown officials declared a snow emergency starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday due to the storm forecast to hit the area. On Friday, the Public Works Department and the Emergency Management Team announced the snow emergency. During the emergency on-street parking will be prohibited. The snow emergency will remain in effect until further notice. With parking prohibited on town streets, residents can use designated off street parking areas: Other areas include the municipal lot in Watertown Square.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The large amount of snow has slowed efforts to clear the town's streets and sidewalks.
Drivers likely have to wait until Wednesday, if not longer, to park on the streets of Watertown. Public Works Superintendent Gerald Mee said his crews have had a tough time removing the large amount of snow from the Blizzard of 2013, which just got heavier with Monday's rain. "We had a meeting (Monday) and we are continuing the Snow Emergency until further notice," Mee said. "We will evaluate it in a couple days." Mee said he wants to make sure the streets are wide enough for fire vehicles to get down, in case of an emergency. The snow mounds make the streets much narrower, Mee said. "On some streets you have a car park on one side and another on the other side and the entire street," Mee said. Crews will also make clearing snow from …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Efforts continue to try to remove the snow from town streets, but much remains.
As crews try to remove the mountains of snow from Watertown's streets, the Snow Emergency and street parking ban continue. The snow on the side of the roads is 5 feet deep in most areas, said Ed Baptista, the highway supervisor for the Department of Public works. "There's so much snow. It's crazy!" Baptista said. Work clearing sidewalks has also been delayed, Baptista said. Snow clearing efforts were also hampered by a broke fire hydrant on Mt. Auburn Street on Saturday. The decision about whether the Watertown Public Schools will be open Monday has not been announced. Follow Patch for updates on closings and other Blizzard of 2013 information.