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  • The City of Worcester and the American Red Cross will open a regional emergency shelter beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, January 26th, at the Worcester Technical High School at 1 Skyline Drive in Worcester. The shelter will be open to residents of the Worcester region. For more information contact the Red Cross at 508-595-3700 or Worcester DPW customer service at 508-929-1300. - Mon 01/26/2015 07:48 PM
  • The DPW customer service line will be open for the duration of the storm. Call 508-929-1300 to report downed lines, trees or if you lose heat and need help. - Mon 01/26/2015 07:35 PM
  • City Manager Augustus has declared a snow emergency, effective at 3 p.m. today. Municipal offices and facilities, including City Hall, the Worcester Public Library and Worcester Senior Center will be closed to the public on Tuesday. - View Photo - Mon 01/26/2015 03:31 PM
  • Be Prepared! Find storm prep tips (including this one) right here: - View Photo - Mon 01/26/2015 01:52 PM
  • City Manager Ed Augustus and his staff just got off a conference call with representatives from the city's fire and police departments, DPW, Emergency Management, and Public health to coordinate the city's response to the upcoming snow storm. For more on how the city is preparing, go here: - View Photo - Mon 01/26/2015 12:16 PM
  • Before the big storm hits, sign up for ALERTWorcester to get important timely emergency messages from the city: #masnow - View Link - Mon 01/26/2015 10:17 AM
  • The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning starting Monday evening for much of central and eastern Massachusetts, including Worcester. Forecasters predict high winds, heavy snow, and blizzard-like conditions, starting Monday evening and lasting into Wednesday. Because of the potential for heavy and blowing snow, travel will be dangerous and potentially life threatening during the height of the storm. The storm carries a high risk of downed trees and utility lines, which may cause power outages. The City of Worcester is preparing for this storm in a number of ways, including preparing to open our Emergency Operations Center, and readying between 350-400 pieces of snow removal equipment. - View Photo - Sun 01/25/2015 08:37 PM
  • A potentially historic storm is being predicted for the early part of this week. Be prepared! See this important information from Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). - View Photo - Sun 01/25/2015 11:36 AM
  • It's snowing, and City of Worcester Department of Public Works and Parks has their plows on the roads. Trucks were out pre-treating roads at 5:30 this morning. To help them clear the snow as effectively and safely as possible, please stay home if you don't need to go out. Remember, a declared winter parking ban is in effect, as of 7 am. For more information on parking, plowing, and property owners' responsibilities during a storm, follow this link: - View Link - Sat 01/24/2015 08:05 AM
  • Due to the predicted storm, a winter parking ban has been declared, starting at 7 a.m. Saturday. This means that there is NO PARKING on either side of main streets, bus routes and streets in the downtown area. Parking is allowed only on the odd numbered side of all other streets unless otherwise posted. Pick your street frmo this dropdown menu to find out specifics for parking in your neighborhood: - View Link - Fri 01/23/2015 02:52 PM
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