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City Continues Storm Cleanup, Officials Advise Caution

For Immediate Release: 2/23/2023 2:01 pm

WORCESTER, Mass. – The City’s Department of Public Works & Parks continues to treat roadways for ice and snow, deploying over 50 vehicles to apply salt and sand. Due to ongoing precipitation, including freezing rain expected the evening of Thursday, Feb. 23, the City’s Declared Winter Parking Ban remains in effect until further notice. Municipal parking garages are free of charge until the ban is lifted.

Trash and recycling collection will continue as scheduled, although residents may experience delays. They are advised to contact Worcester 311 for assistance by dialing 3-1-1, emailing, or visiting

City officials also advise motorists and pedestrians to exercise extreme caution due to slippery conditions caused by the storm. They recommend driving slowly on icy roads and leaving additional time for travel; staying clear of vehicles treating the roads; and keeping sidewalks, driveways, and outdoor stairs and ramps clear of snow and ice.

Residents are reminded that they have up to 10 hours from the end of a winter storm to clear the sidewalks abutting their property of any snow and ice. Residents who are able are also asked to clear fire hydrants and catch basins in their neighborhoods. Snow and ice should not be put in the street.

For more details about Worcester’s Winter Parking Bans and affected streets, please visit Residents can sign up for parking ban notifications through ALERTWorcester at, and live updates will be posted on Government Access Channel – Spectrum 192 and the Worcester 311 social media channels: and

For additional information about City snow removal policies and enforcement, as well as resources for requesting assistance, filing a complaint, and winter sand locations, please visit For winter weather safety/preparation tips, visit

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