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The Snow Season is now upon us and the City of Everett has long ago completed its snow removal and emergency preparations for the winter season and is well prepared for the snow and cold weather.
City of Everett well prepared for upcoming winter months
With the snow season now upon us, the City is well prepared for both snow removal and emergency measures.
The Mayor recently met with his senior staff to ensure that the procedures, staffing, and supplies for snow removal and parking enforcement are effectively in place.
The City has reaffirmed their strategy for notifying residents of parking bans. Parking bans and restrictions will be implemented and enforced ahead of storms to ensure that cars have been removed before the snowfall, so that plows can properly remove snow from streets. Once the decision has been made to declare a snow emergency, the information will be made available to residents through public service announcement calls, postings on ECTV, social media, the city website and by the activation of the blue emergency lights along main arteries. Residents can also call 311 for any information.
For this snow season, November 2020 – April of 2021, the year used for parking bans will be 2021 – an odd numbered year – thus vehicles should park on the ODD side of the street. For secondary streets, where parking is normally allowed on both sides, when a snow emergency and/or parking ban is called parking is ONLY allowed on the side of the street where the house numbers are odd. This would apply for the entire snow season. However, streets that are one- sided parking you must remain on the side that is permitted throughout the year. As always, there is no parking permitted on main arteries during a parking ban.
Main arteries include:
Chelsea, Hancock, Nichols, Norwood, Lawrence, Bell Rock, Bryant, Broadway, Main, Elm, Ferry, Fuller, Lynn, Bucknam, High, Garland, Alpine, Second, Tileston, Tremont, Union, Waverly.
Parking is allowed in municipal lots with a resident sticker but vehicles must be removed within 24 hours of the end of the declared parking ban or snow emergency.
Failure to follow parking ban and/or snow emergency regulations will result in the ticketing and towing of vehicles.
The Code Enforcement Department would also like to remind people when shoveling not to throw snow back into the street. This hinders the efforts of the City to effectively plow our roadways, and is subject to fines. Also, using objects to reserve parking spaces on City streets is allowed but must be removed within 48 hours of the end of the declared parking ban and/or snow emergency.
The Mayor and his administration ask that all residents help the City of Everett achieve a successful snow removal season by following these regulations, and thank everyone in advance for their cooperation.
For more information, please call 311 or tune in to ECTV Channels 22 & 3 on Comcast and channels 13 & 15 on RCN or visit the city website at cityofeverett.com