Update Wednesday, March 15, 2017 9:10 am
Medford’s Snow Emergency has been lifted as of 8:30AM Wednesday morning. We appreciated everyone’s patience and cooperation during the storm.
Update Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 6:37 pm
The Medford Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday, March 15 due to the consideration of safe passage to and from school for our students and staff with icy sidewalks and roads. Please be safe! We expect school to resume on Thursday, March 16.
Medford City Hall will re-open on Wednesday.
Trash will be picked up on Wednesday and will be pushed back by one day this week.
Snow Emergency in Effect as of 8:00 am Tuesday, March 14, 2017- ENDED as of 8:30 am Wednesday
All vehicles must be parked on the EVEN side of the street unless otherwise posted or exempted. All emergency arteries will have no parking until the snow emergency is lifted. Vehicles parked in violation shall be ticketed and towed. During the Snow Emergency, winter parking restrictions shall be in effect on all streets, 24 hours a day, until the Snow Emergency is lifted.
This will make easier for our DPW to properly clean the streets with their equipment. We need to keep the roads accessible for emergency vehicles. As always, we appreciate your cooperation.
The following streets are designated as emergency arteries and parking is not allowed during a snow emergency:
Boston Avenue, Central Avenue, College Avenue from George Street to Boston Avenue, Forest Street, Fulton Street, George Street, Governors Avenue, Grove Street, Hancock Street, Harvard Avenue, Harvard Street, High Street, Lawrence Road, Main Street, Medford Street, Mystic Avenue from Main Street to Crescent Street, Playstead Road, Riverside Avenue, Salem Street, Spring Street, Washington Street, Webster Street, Willis Avenue, Winthrop Street and Woburn Street.
NO SCHOOL Tuesday, March 14, 2017 & Wednesday, March 15; Medford City Hall Closed Tuesday
Update: The Medford Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday, March 15 due to the consideration of safe passage to and from school for our students and staff with icy sidewalks and roads. Please be safe! We expect school to resume on Thursday, March 16.
After careful review of the weather forecast for Tuesday, March 14, 2017, we have decided to close the Medford Public Schools.
The forecasts call for significant snow throughout the day with high winds and severe cold.
Please take some time this afternoon to acquire any necessary items for a warm, safe environment.
We will be reviewing the conditions and forecast late on Tuesday to determine if Wednesday, March 15, 2017 will be suitable for a school re-opening.
All public school buildings are closed on Tuesday, so no clubs, sports, or activities and all school facilities are closed, including the high school pool. LoConte Rink is also closed.
Trash Pick-up Delayed at Least One Day
Waste Management will not pick up trash on Tuesday, March 14 due to the storm. Trash pick-up throughout the city will be pushed back a day.
It’s possible trash pick-up will also be postponed for Wednesday, March 15 and pick-up will be pushed back by two days. Alerts will be posted here and to our social media.
Snow Policies and Procedures
A snow emergency may be declared based on existing snow and predicted snow fall with pedestrian & public safety in mind. City officials will closely monitor storm forecasts through various channels and once a decision is made, we will provide necessary information to the community. Once a snow emergency is declared, residents will be notified via multiple lines of communication as provided below.
It’s an Even Side Parking Year
Please note that during a snow emergency this season parking is allowed on the even-numbered side of the street only unless otherwise noted.
Communication of a Snow Emergency
Alerts: Citywide alerts issued by phone, email, and/or text message to subscribed users. Community members are urged to subscribe to this system to receive updated information about these and other important messages from the City.
Local media: Information is distributed to local and regional print, radio and TV news media for posting to their sites.
City website: Alerts posted to the City website homepage