The city of Salem has declared a snow emergency starting at noon Sunday, Dec. 26.
During the snow emergency, the city imposes a parking ban so all vehicles must not be parked on Salem streets and sidewalks. Violators will be ticketed and towed.
Here is other storm-related information from the city:
- The city clears designated sidewalks following each storm, but residents are asked to remove snow from other sidewalks. Salem has an ordinace that requires property owners to remove snow from their bordering sidewalks within six hours after the snow ceases if it stops during the day and before noon if it ceases during the night. Violators will be fined $25 for each offense. The city also asks residents to not pile snow on sidewalks.
- Residents are responsible for clearing driveway openings. Snowplowing, shoveling and throwing snow into the street when clearing driveways and sidewalks is prohibited. Violators will be fined $20 for each offense.
- The city asks residents to shovel out nearby catch basins and fire hydrants.
The following are designated parking areas:
- Museum Place Parking Garage - $1/day charge (out by 10 a.m.)
- South Harbor Garage - $1/day charge (out by 10 a.m.)
- Blaney Street Parking Lot (Salem Ferry Landing)
- Forest River Park
- Gallows Hill lower
- Mack Park
- Broad Street Playground
- Castle Hill Playground
- Salem Willows Park
- Bentley School Lot
- Carlton School Lot
- Witchcraft Heights School Lot
- Bates School Lot
- Saltonstall parking area on Salem Street only
- Collins Middle School - Jackson Street parking area
- St. Joseph's Church Lot on Lafayette Street. A permit is required and can be obtained at the city of Salem's Parking Department Office. Please call 978-745-8120 for further details.
- Salem State College O'Keefe Center Parking Lot. A permit is required and can be obtained at the college's Public Safety Office. Please call 978-542-7096 for further details.
- Shetland Properties Congress Street Parking Lot. A permit is required and can be obtained at the Shetland Park Security Department. Please call 978-740-4429 for further details.
Cars parked at public and private lots during the storm must be removed immediately when the snow emergency is over.