City parking ban extended until noon Tuesday; schools closed again
The mayor has issued the following announcement concerning the ongoing snowstorm.
The City of Gloucester snow emergency and parking ban is being extended due to the continued snow storm.
From now until noon on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 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 municipal and school parking lots during the parking ban. We have provided extra time so all cars may be removed from parking lots no later than noon on Tuesday. Your cooperation during this parking ban is necessary for efficient and safe snow removal efforts.
This is a historic amount of snow. Please have patience as the Department of Public Works continues to work through areas that require snow removal. Please make every effort to shovel out hydrants at or near your homes.
The Gloucester Public Schools as well as the Public library will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 10.
Please check on your elderly neighbors.
For further updates on the storm, please follow developments on the city website:
The strong winds associated with this storm are causing heavy drifting throughout the city and in East Gloucester in particular. The DPW crews are working to keep the main roads open. Please be patient as snow removal is requiring multiple passes just to keep the roads open.
At this writing (4 p.m.) trash pickup (Monday trash schedule) is still on for tomorrow, but please double-check the City website before putting out your trash.
Please stay off the roads
The Gloucester Police Department has issued the following request:
In addition to the current parking ban, the Gloucester Police Department is requestingALL vehicles stay off the road at this time. We are responding to a large amount of spinouts and accidents as a result of the ongoing storm. It is unsafe to drive in these conditions and we are asking for your cooperation for the duration of this storm.
Please stay off the roadways during this storm for your own safety and the safety of other motorists and pedestrians