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Malden declares snow emergency, opens free parking areas

Posted by Marcia Dick  January 21, 2014 06:26 PM

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The following was submitted by the City of Malden:

As of Tuesday at 6 p.m, a snow emergency has been declared. After the snow emergency goes into effect at 6 p.m., winter parking rules will be strictly enforced until the emergency is lifted.

To avoid getting a ticket or being towed on streets with restrictions, you must seek off-street parking until the snow emergency has been lifted.

To help our residents, we will be opening up seven locations for you to park free of charge from 6 p.m. Tuesday until the snow emergency is lifted. These locations are the Early Learning Center, Beebe, Forestdale, Ferryway, Linden, and Salemwood schools, and downtown at the CBD Garage located at 170 Center St. Again, vehicles can park at these locations free of charge, but must be removed when the snow emergency is lifted.

If the weather forecast holds, we hope to lift the parking ban by Wednesday at 6 p.m., but check back frequently to confirm. We will also be issuing a CodeRED call with this information a well.

DPW STORM OPERATION PLAN

DPW Director Bob Knox plans to deploy a pre-treat sanding operation in the early evening and then go into a full-scale plowing operation by late evening. If the weather holds to its forecast, we expect to be in a widening operation Wednesday and expect a full sidewalk clearing operation to kick in Wednesday evening through Thursday.

After many requests from our residents and input from our friends at Bike to the Sea, Mayor Christenson has decided to include the clearing of the Bike Path as part of our snow removal operation during this storm.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Canceled Wednesday

CITY SERVICES

Trash/Recycling will still be picked up, but remember that with the holiday on Monday, we are in a one-day delay this week, so Wednesday, Tuesday's trash route will be collected.

PUBLIC BUILDINGS

City Hall will close Tuesday at 6 p.m. and will be closed all day Wednesday.

Teen Center, Library, and Senior Center will close Tuesday at 6 p.m. and will be closed all day Wednesday.

WE ARE ASKING RESIDENTS TO ...

Assist in the shoveling out of fire hydrants, when possible.

Refrain from throwing any snow on to city streets, sidewalks, or public spaces.

Think about your snow removal plan now as we will be enforcing our ordinance at the end of the storm.

AFTER THE STORM:

Lastly, please remember that city ordinance requires homeowners to clear the sidewalk in front of their property within 24 hours of the conclusion of the storm, so please make sure you have cleared at least a 3-foot path on the sidewalk in front of your property within 24 hours of the storm's conclusion.

Keep up to date at www.cityofmalden.org, www.facebook.com/cityofmalden, and www.twitter.com/thecityofmalden .

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