CODE RED – Issued at 6:20 PM, Monday, March 13th, 2017
Good Evening. This is Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken with an important message from the City of Gloucester’s Code Red Emergency messaging system.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14th, the City of Gloucester has declared a snow emergency and parking ban on all city streets due to an upcoming severe snow storm. All city buildings including City Hall, library and schools will be closed for Tuesday, March 14th, with regular city hours planned for Wednesday, March 15th, weather permitting.
Effective at 10:00 AM tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14th, until 7:00 AM Wednesday, March 15th all vehicles are banned from parking on city streets. Residents may park in all municipal and school parking lots. Trash and recycling will not be picked up Tuesday and will resume Wednesday on a holiday schedule.
Please remove all vehicles from municipal and school parking lots before the parking ban expires at 7:00 AM Wednesday. School parking lots will be the first areas to be ticketed and towed once parking ban has concluded. Violators of this emergency declaration will be at the owner’s expense.
All residents and businesses are reminded that they are responsible for clearing snow from sidewalks adjacent to their property. Please make every effort to shovel out hydrants at or near your homes, and please check on your elderly and disabled. Your cooperation during this parking ban is necessary for efficient and safe snow removal efforts.
To repeat, the City of Gloucester has declared a snow emergency and parking ban, with all city buildings closed Tuesday. The parking ban will begin at 10:00 AM tomorrow morning, Tuesday, March 14th through 7:00 AM Wednesday, March 15th. Trash and recycling will not be picked up Tuesday and will resume Wednesday on a holiday schedule.
Updates will be forthcoming as the storm progresses. Please check the City of Gloucester website and social media for further updates at www.gloucester-ma.gov
Thank you for listening, and this concludes this message.