UPDATED: Thursday, Jan. 2, 7:30 p.m.:
Following the Governor's recommendation, the City of Somerville has announced that it will close all City offices on Friday, Jan. 3. Emergency and public safety services will be maintained. Residents are asked to remain off the roads unless absolutely necessary until the storm has passed and it is safe to travel.
Snow Emergency Declared
-Emergency in effect starting 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2
-Move Cars to the Odd Side (or City lot) by 12 noon Thursday
-Somerville Public Schools CLOSED Thursday AND Friday
Five Things You Need to Know
Based on current snow forecasts, Somerville has declared a snow emergency effective 8 a.m. Thursday, January 2nd. Please review the important snow emergency info below:
1. PARKING BAN: During the snow emergency, parking is allowed only on the odd-numbered side of the road (unless otherwise posted). Residents have four hours after the start of the emergency at 8 a.m. to move their cars. Cars not moved from the even-numbered side by 12 noon on Thursday may be subject to ticketing and towing.
2. PARKING IN CITY LOTS: During the emergency, residents may park in any municipal lot or in designated school parking lots. Meters in these lots (and Citywide) will not be in effect during the emergency. Vehicles may remain in the lots until 2 hours after the emergency is lifted. For an interactive map of City and school lots, click here: http://goo.gl/zqi5t1.
3. METERS NOT IN EFFECT DURING EMERGENCY: During the emergency, meters must not be paid. But please note, parking at street meters is allowed only on the odd-numbered side of the street.
4. WHO TO CALL: Residents with non-emergency requests should call 311. For emergencies, please remember to call 911.
5. MORE INFO: Additional information may be found at the City Snow Webpage at www.somervillema.gov/snow and regular updates will be posted via social media at