For Immediate Release: 2/24/2022 5:24 pm
WORCESTER – City officials are preparing for a winter storm on Friday, Feb. 25, that is expected to bring 8 to 12 inches of snow to Worcester.
The Department of Public Works and Parks will be pre-treating roads with about 40 vehicles and will be plowing with more than 300 trucks throughout the storm
A declared parking ban goes into effect at 12 a.m. on Feb. 25. Municipal parking garages will be free of charge to any vehicle that enters after 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 24 until the declared winter parking ban is lifted.
Residents are urged to take advantage of this opportunity to move their cars from city streets, however standard rates will apply for any vehicle that enters a municipal garage before 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 24.
Towing and ticketing will be enforced to keep streets clear. Absolutely no parking will be permitted on emergency routes and where prohibited during a declared ban. For questions, please call the DPW Customer Service Center at (508) 929-1300.
City officials urge residents to drive with caution, leave additional time for travel, and stay clear of plows. City buildings, including the Worcester Public Library, will remain open on Feb. 25. The Worcester Common Oval Public Ice Skating Rink will be open on Friday evening.
The Senior Center will be closed on Feb. 25. Scheduled COVID-19 vaccine clinics at the Senior Center, Girls Inc., and Mercantile Center are canceled on Feb. 25.
City officials also remind residents 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 snow around fire hydrants in their neighborhoods. Snow should not be put in the street.
Sign up for parking ban notifications at https://public.coderedweb.com/cne/en-US/BFC691572170.
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For winter weather safety/preparation tips, visit www.ready.gov/winter-weather. Residents are also encouraged to sign-up for ALERTWorcester and Smart911 to stay informed and be prepared in case of an emergency.