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Salem Declares Snow Emergency

The city of Salem has announced that a Snow Emergency will take effect tonight at 5 p.m.

The city of Salem has declared that a snow emergency will take effect at 5 p.m. this evening. The emergency will remain in effect until further notice.

During the snow emergency a parking ban is in effect, and vehicles must be totally removed from city streets and sidewalks or your vehicle will be ticketed and towed.

Also, please note that vehicles must be removed from public and private parking lots, particularly at schools, immediately following the cancellation of the snow emergency (weekends included).

It is the policy of the DPS that snow removal will not take place in alternative parking areas, particularly at parks, until snow operations on city streets are completed. (Please plan your vehicular needs accordingly.)

SNOW EMERGENCY CANCELLATION INFORMATION: Please consult the City of Salem's website www.salem.com, or call the non-emergency snow information line at the police station at 978-744-0171 ext. 166 for information when the snow emergency parking ban will end.

For more information regarding Snow Emergency procedures please CLICK HERE for a copy of the City of Salem Snow Brochure.

Angela Kraft December 29, 2012 at 05:51 PM
Great....now to figure out where to park my car. >.<
Jack Carver December 29, 2012 at 07:27 PM
ALTERNATIVE DESIGNATED PARKING AREAS The City of Salem offers alternative designated parking areas that include the following: Museum Place Parking Garage and the South Harbor Garage (parking fee rates are 50 cents an hour), Blaney Street Parking Lot (Salem Ferry Landing), Forest River Park, Gallows Hill lower, Mack Park, Broad Street Playground, Castle Hill Playground, Salem Willows Park, the Bentley School Lot, the Carlton School Lot, the Witchcraft Heights School Lot, the Bates School Lot, the Saltonstall parking area on Salem Street side only, and the Collins Middle School - Jackson Street parking area.
Chris Helms (Editor) December 29, 2012 at 10:13 PM
Thanks, Jack!
John Merrett December 30, 2012 at 01:29 AM
Funny, because I see rain outside, - maybe the mayor should look out the window.
Chris Helms (Editor) December 30, 2012 at 03:01 AM
We've switched back over to snow. And man is the snow falling fast!
Owen Boss (Editor) December 30, 2012 at 03:08 AM
It's picking up steam here in Marblehead.
Edward December 30, 2012 at 03:25 AM
At 9:30 PM, I looked outside and it was still raining in Salem. Just looked outside now and it looks like a blizzard!
John Merrett December 30, 2012 at 02:10 PM
Oh no!,...There's 2 inches on the ground!...Emergency!...Run for your lives! We used to be outdoor cars,..now, we're indoor cars.

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