Snow & Ice Information

Snow Emergency Parking Ban

An Emergency Parking Ban will be invoked whenever snow or ice is forecasted. DURING THE BAN, NO PARKING ON ANY STREET IS ALLOWED. Flashing BLUE lights at twelve (12) locations throughout the City are a reminder. 

If you are not receiving the Swift911 telephone calls from Commissioner Collins, please use the link below to register.

Information for Residents/Business Owners

Information for City Contractors

Swift911 Calls

If you would like to receive notification calls from the city (also known as reverse-911 calls), please fill out the Swift 911 form.

Municipal Lots & MBTA Lot

Municipal lots available during a snow emergency parking ban.

  • Briscoe Street/Hale Street (across from Central Fire Station)
  • Chapman Street and Federal Street (behind Family Dollar)
  • Congress Street and Summit Avenue (public lot)
  • Franklin Place and Washington Street (between the two streets)
  • MBTA Parking Garage on Rantoul Street (reduced rate during parking ban)*
  • Pond Street (at American Legion/Spear Post)
  • Pond Street (behind Casa Da Moda)

View the public parking map (PDF).

* View parking availability and capacity on Twitter @MBTA_Parking.

Moving Basketball Hoops

Please remove any basketball hoops from the street as they could be destroyed by the heavy equipment that is used. If you have a question or concern you may call the Department of Public Services at 978-921-6053.