March 13, 2017
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Washington Street was clear of vehicles in Lynn during a snow storm.
By BRIDGET TURCOTTE
A parking ban in Lynn will begin at midnight tonight and all Lynn Public Schools will be closed Tuesday, according to the city’s website.
Current forecasts project 12 to 18 inches of snow across most of the state, high winds and coastal flooding. Snow is expected to fall at a rate of 2 to 4 inches per hour, causing white out conditions.
All cars will be required to be removed from the city’s streets and sidewalks until the ban is lifted. Residents without off-street parking can use the school’s parking lots starting at 5 p.m. on Monday.
Parking is also available at the Ellis Street Municipal lot on the School Street side and at the MBTA parking garage at Broad and Market Streets.
Trash and Recycling will not be collected Tuesday. Collection will run on a one-day delay for the remainder of the week.
A snow emergency has been declared in Revere and a parking ban will start at 6 a.m. on Tuesday. Revere Public Schools and all city offices will be closed.
A list of emergency arteries can be found on the Revere Police Department’s website. Cars parked on the emergency roads will be towed. The MBTA Wonderland Garage will be available to residents who don’t have off-street parking for a $5 rate from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
In a statement, The Revere Department of Public Works, Police Department and Mayor Brian Arrigo’s office asked residents to avoid travel. In addition to high rates of snow, MEMA has advised residents to be aware of the potential for coastal flooding, particularly during high tide at 1:29 p.m.
The city advised residents of the Beachmont, Point of Pines and Oak Island neighborhoods to be cautious.
An emergency parking ban will go into effect in Peabody at 3 a.m. on Tuesday. During a snow emergency, blue lights on the city’s traffic poles will flash, indicating that parking on the streets is prohibited.
For residents who do not have off-street parking, alternate parking options may be made available. For more information, contact 978-538-6312.
Peabody Public Schools, City Hall and other municipal offices will be closed Tuesday.
Saugus will have a parking ban, effective Tuesday at 6 a.m., until 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Motor vehicles must be moved from streets in order for the Town to have roadways cleared, plowed, salted, and sanded for public safety and emergency vehicle access. Any vehicles remaining on the streets may be ticketed and towed, according to Town Manager Scott Crabtree.
Saugus Public Schools will be closed.
Parking is available in the Saugus High School lot, located at 1 Pearce Memorial Drive. The upper lot on the left has been designated as parking space for emergency overflow parking.
Crabtree said he’s urging residents to be safe and to check on family members and neighbors during the storm.
Trash and recycling collection will be canceled on Tuesday in Saugus. Collection will then be delayed by one day from Wednesday through Saturday, March 18. Residents can contact solid waste and recycling coordinator Lorna Cerbone at 781-231- 4036 for more information.
Trash pickup is also cancelled in Marblehead, Peabody, Swampscott and Lynnfield on Tuesday. In Revere, collection will begin early at 5 a.m. and remain on schedule throughout the week.
The town of Nahant has a winter parking ban that extends from Dec. 21 to March 20 annually. The ban prohibits on-street parking from midnight until 6 a.m. Residents can apply for a parking waiver to be exempt from the ban.
In the event of a snow emergency, all cars must be removed from the street, including those with a parking waiver, or they will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.
The Johnson Elementary School will be closed.
School is cancelled in Lynnfield. The town will follow it’s normal winter parking ban, which prohibits cars from being parked on the road from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m.
Swampscott Public Schools and Swampscott Town Hall will be closed Tuesday. A parking ban will last from for 24 hours, beginning at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, according to Department of Public Works director Gino Cresta.
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