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 Is a Snow Emergency and City-Wide Parking Ban in Effect?

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If you have questions or to report snow-related issues, please use SeeClickFix to report a public service issue. You may also call the Department of Public Works at 978-325-5600 (please note that this is a new telephone number as 1/22/18)

To stay informed in a timely manner, subscribe to "Gloucester New" Flash (for alerts on the website's homepage) and Gloucester Emergency Alerts.
Schools:

Schools are open.
Visit gloucesterschools.com for more information.

Trash/Recycling:
 Full Schedule by Street; Report a missed pickup through SeeClickFix 
City Hall/Municipal Offices: Open Regular Hours
City Employees:  Regular Hours
Parking Meters:  Regular Rules in Effect
Library: Visit sawyerfreelibrary.org for more information.
CATA: Please visit www.canntran.com or call 978-283-7916 to verify service availability
 
Last Updated 1/9/18 5:30 PM 

 

PARKING BAN / FLOODING AWARENESS

Extreme flooding has been reported across the city with certain roads closed for public safety. We strongly recommend that all citizens shelter at home and avoid all travel outside at this time. Road conditions remain unsafe and emergency teams need all streets clear to allow effective service. Gloucester continues to enforce an emergency parking ban across all city streets until 12 Noon Friday, January 5th. This parking ban means all vehicles are banned from parking on city streets. Residents may park in all municipal and school parking lots, but please be aware that some locations have experienced heavy flooding. Please use caution and call 911 for any emergencies.

EMERGENCY SHELTERS / ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE

Emergency shelters and flooding assistance provisions are being prepared for parties in critical need. If your home is being flooded or if you are in danger, CALL 911 FOR IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE or call Gloucester Police Department at 978-283-1212. Do not wait for conditions to improve as this storm is expected to continue throughout the night. Please note the following social services in the City will be open this weekend during the storm and frigid cold.

  • Thursday: Action Inc. will be open all day and night (978-282-1000)
  • Friday: Grace Center of Gloucester (and Action/Hotels at night)
  • Saturday: Action Inc will be open all day and night 
  • Sunday: Grace Center @ The Open Door* (and Action/Hotels at night)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CITY FIRE HYDRANTS - DO NOT OBSTRUCT ACCESS TO FIRE HYDRANTS

Please note that Massachusetts General Law 148, Section 27B dictates the following penalty for the piling of snow on fire hydrants; please help keep the City safe for emergency personnel that may need access to fire hydrants and other emergency devises.

Section 27B:  "No person other than an employee in the service of the commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof or in the service of an independent contractor acting for the commonwealth or any such subdivision shall pile, push, or plow snow or ice on or against any fire hydrant or other similar devise used for fire protection which is located in any public or private way so as to conceal such hydrant or device or cover any outlet thereof.  Whoever violates this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars."



KEEPING SAFE DURING EMERGENCIES

 1.    Be Proactive:  Register For Alerts:

By registering for emergency alerts, you'll receive automatic weather- and other emergency-related updates as the happen.  By registering for local, regional, and nationwide alerts, you can plan your activities and travel accordingly.  Local alerts will be updated on Gloucester's homepage of the website for your convenience.


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Boston-Based Information for Commuters, Visitors, and Residents of Boston



2.  Be Prepared:  Check the Weather:

Gloucester/Local Weather:

Boston-Based Information for Commuters, Visitors, and Residents of Boston


3.  Be Informed:  Check the News Stations and Newspapers/Local, Regional, and National:

4.  Be Safe:  Use Safety Precautions and Care: 


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Stay safe in bad weather; take precautions in the winter; ice, snow, wind, and frigid temperatures are dangerous.  Use caution with driving, shoveling, using heavy equipment, heating your home, etc.   Be sure to check on elderly neighbors.  By using simple precautions such as those listed, you can keep safe during the New England weather!





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