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Parking ban, closures announced for the North Shore

Given that the North Shore is set to see its first snowstorm this winter, communities throughout the area have already started to announce parking bans and closures for Friday.

Weather forecasts as of Thursday afternoon predict that the area could see between six and eight inches of snow, with the storm expected to begin between 3 and 5 a.m. Friday. The storm will impact the morning commute, as the heaviest snowfall is expected to occur between 6 and 9 a.m.


A parking ban has been announced for the city starting at 10 p.m. Thursday due to the upcoming winter storm.

Blue lights will go on at 3 p.m Thursday afternoon. Residents can begin to move their vehicles to designated city parking lots beginning at that time.

No vehicles may park on a public street, sidewalk or at the end of dead-end streets. Violators may face a $170 tow fee (cash only), $150 ticket, and a $35 a day storage fee. The tow lot entrance is on Centre Street, behind the Western Avenue fire station.

All Lynn Public Schools will be closed on Friday. City Hall and the Lynn Public Library will be closed on Friday as well, due to the use of the employee parking lot by residents during the snow-emergency ban.

Waste Management trash and recycling collection will be delayed on Friday by one day.

Due to the inclement weather, the Lynn Health Department COVID-19 vaccination clinic scheduled for Friday will be canceled. All appointments will be rescheduled for Friday, Jan. 14 on the fourth floor of City Hall. Appointments will be rescheduled for the same time as the canceled one. For additional vaccination appointment dates and times please visit the City of Lynn website at

The “Stop the Spread” Project Beacon testing site at 398 Blossom St. will also be closed on Friday.


Lynnfield has a winter parking ban that lasts from Nov. 1 to April 1.  There will be no parking on town streets until the ban is lifted. 

All Lynnfield Public Schools are closed on Friday. 


A snow emergency has been declared beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, and will be in effect through the end of the storm, which is estimated to be 7 p.m. on Friday. 

With a snow emergency, it is illegal to park any vehicle, including boats and trailers, on any public way. Any vehicle, boat or trailer that is not off the public way between midnight and the end of the storm will be subject to being ticketed and towed.

If your vehicle is towed during a snow emergency, call the Marblehead Police Department’s non-emergency phone line at 781-631-1212 to confirm the location of your vehicle. 

All vehicles are towed to the designated town tow lot at the Transfer Station at 5 Woodfin Terrace. 

Bill’s Towing should be contacted at 978-744-9454 to make arrangements to release the vehicle. If the vehicle is not claimed after a 72-hour period the vehicle will be towed to Bill’s Auto Clinic at 2 Commercial St. in Salem. 

Due to the snow, Marblehead Public Schools will be closed on Friday. 


A winter-storm parking ban will go into effect starting Thursday at 8 p.m until Friday at 8 p.m. Trash and recycling pickup will be delayed for one day.  

The Johnson Elementary School will be closed on Friday. 


A winter parking ban will begin at 3 a.m. on Friday.

Due to the inclement weather, Peabody Public Schools will be closed on Friday. 


A parking ban will be enforced at 11 p.m. on Thursday. Vehicles must be off the main streets to allow for snow clearance, or are subject to being towed. There will be discount parking at Wonderland. 

All municipal buildings and Revere Public Schools will be closed on Friday. “Stop the Spread” COVID-testing sites, including the testing site at Revere High School, will be closed on Friday and will resume on Saturday.


A snow emergency will be in effect starting at 7 a.m. on Friday. A parking ban will be enforced and all vehicles will be ticketed and towed if they do not comply.  

Museum Place and South Harbor Garage snow rates are now in effect. In addition to city snow-parking locations, a limited number of parking spaces are available for residents at Shetland Office Park, Footprint Power, and Salem State. 

You must have a permit to park in these three lots. Permits for Shetland and Footprint lots can be obtained at the city parking garage office on New Liberty Street. Permits for Salem State University’s parking lot can be obtained at the Salem State Police office.

All Salem Public Schools are closed on Friday.


A parking ban will go into effect on Friday at 12 a.m. and will last until Saturday at 6 p.m. unless lifted earlier.  

All Saugus Public Schools are closed on Friday.


Swampscott has issued a snow emergency, which will be in effect from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday. There will be no change to trash service.

All Swampscott Public Schools will be closed on Friday.

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