Blizzard Update from City Councilor Paul McGeary

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Dear friends:

The city has been struggling to keep main roads open during this week’s unprecedented snowfall. DPW crews and private contractors have been on the road for 36 hours straight, but they are having trouble keeping up.

This means that cleanup has fallen behind on many smaller roads. Currently there is a substantial list of roads that need attention.

Your patience and keeping cars off the streets will help immeasurably to get the roads open as quickly as possible.

Do be aware that even if your street is impassable, the Fire Department is able to reach people in emergency situations.

Snow Emergency Update

Due to the ongoing storm and blizzard conditions, a snow emergency remains in effect until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28. Parking is banned on all City streets until that time. Violators of this ongoing declaration are subject to ticketing and towing at the owner’s expense. Municipal and School lots will remain available to residents until Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. at which time they are to be removed.

Gloucester Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday Jan. 28 and all City offices will be delayed in opening. All City offices will open and resume business at 10 a.m. Wednesday Jan. 28.

The city website www.gloucester-ma.gov is updated regularly with the latest information.

Trash Collection delayed

Due to the blizzard, trash collection for Wednesday Jan. 28, has been cancelled. Collection will resume on Thursday. The schedule is as follows: Wednesday’s pick up will be Thursday, Thursday’s pick up will be Friday, Friday’s pick up will be Saturday. If your regular day is Tuesday we are asking that due to the extenuating circumstances that you please hold onto your trash until next week.

General Snow Emergency Information

Where Can I Park?
Off-street parking areas including:

  • Harbor Parking Lot (near Gloucester House Restaurant)
  • Main Street Parking Lot
  • Manuel F. Lewis Parking Lot
  • Pleasant Street Parking Lot
  • St. Peter’s Square (Town Landing Parking Lot)
  • Fitz Hugh Lane Lot (Roger’s St next to TD Bank)
  • Boynton Way Lot (off Rogers St in between Pilot House lot and House of Mitch)
  • School Parking Lots may also be used for off-street parking

Vehicles parked in parking lots must shovel their cars out of the space.

NOTE: All vehicles must be out of municipal and school lots by 1 p.m. today.

Please be aware that the City of Gloucester is authorized to remove any vehicle that interferes with the removal of snow and ice. Removal costs shall be paid by the owner of the vehicle.

Residents are required to remove snow and ice from the sidewalks in front of their homes/businesses.

Please call the Department of Public Works at 978-281-9785 for information or questions concerning snow and ice removal.