Snow Emergency Declared in Medford; Storm Expected Saturday

– Allison Goldsberry

A snow emergency has been declared in Medford in anticipation of an impending storm.

The snow emergency is in effect as of 5:00PM Saturday, December 29 until further notice.

During snow emergencies residents must stick to odd-even parking rules and are prohibited from parking on designated emergency arteries. This year residents are parking on the even side of the street. According to the Medford Police website, the following streets are considered emergency arteries and parking on them isn’t allowed during snow emergencies:

Boston Avenue, Central Avenue, College Avenue from George Street to Boston Avenue, Forest Street, Fulton Street, George Street, Governors Avenue, Grove Street, Hancock Street, Harvard Avenue, Harvard Street, High Street, Lawrence Road, Main Street, Medford Street, Mystic Avenue from Main Street to Crescent Street, Playstead Road, Riverside Avenue, Salem Street, Spring Street, Washington Street, Webster Street, Willis Avenue, Winthrop Street and Woburn Street.

A message from Medford Police Captain Barry Clemente warned cars not observing snow emergency rules will be ticketed and even towed.

According to the latest forecast from the National Weather Service, the Boston area will receive three to seven inches of snow. Snow is expected to start falling after 1PM Saturday afternoon and become much heavier overnight.

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