Snow emergency

Parking ban begins at 8 tonight; schools closed; trash pickup cancelled*



Chief Campanello writes:

Below you will find important information from the City of Gloucester regarding the upcoming storm. This storm has changed direction and speed several times over the last few hours and we are doing the best we can to keep up with the changes, keeping in mind the publics safety always comes first. Thank you for your understanding and patience during what has been a really trying three weeks worth of storms. We are here for you and your public safety needs 24/7 and will continue to be. We appreciate all of your cooperation and your efforts to assist with moving your vehicles, clearing sidewalks, and helping your neighbors. Please continue to do so while we deal with this series of storms. Thanks so much. Here’s the latest:

Effective at 8:00 pm on Sunday, February 8, 2015, the city has declared a snow emergency and parking ban on all city streets due to the snow storm.

From 8:00 pm on Sunday, February 8th, until 6am on Tuesday, February 10th, all vehicles are banned from parking on city streets.

Violators of this emergency declaration are subject to ticketing and towing at the owners expense. Residents may park in all municipal and school parking lots during the parking ban. Please be aware that due to the unpredictability of this storm, adjustments to the snow emergency and parking ban may be made.

All residents are reminded they are responsible for clearing snow from sidewalks adjacent to their property. Your cooperation during this parking ban is necessary for efficient and safe snow removal efforts. Please make every effort to shovel out hydrants at or near your homes.

Please make every effort to check on your elderly neighbors.

Gloucester Public Schools will be closed Monday February 9th, 2015.

*Update: Trash collection is on a holiday schedule and will be picked up one day later than normal.


Leonard Campanello

Chief of Police

City of Gloucester, MA


  1. So disappointed with Gloucester city officials and the low levels they will stoop to in order to raise revenues . I understand that we needed a parking ban. But to give no warning and suddenly post it at 8 pm then within minutes began towing cars of people having trouble simply getting to them. The city officials again have abused the rights of the working people of Gloucester. Shame on you.


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