As of 2:00PM today, Saturday February 15th we will be declaring a snow emergency. After the snow emergency goes into effect at 2:00PM, winter parking rules will be strictly enforced until the snow emergency is lifted. To avoid getting a ticket or being towed on streets with restrictions, you must seek off-street parking until the snow emergency has been lifted.
To help our residents, we will be opening up 7 locations for you to park free of charge from now tonight until the snow emergency is lifted. These locations are the Early Learning Center, Beebe, Forestdale, Ferryway, Linden and Salemwood Schools and downtown at the CBD Garage located at 170 Center St. Again, vehicles can park at these locations free of charge but must be removed when the snow emergency is lifted.
There will be no city services affected other than the Library which will be closing early at 2:00PM. As an asside not related to the storm, please note that with the President's day holiday on Monday, trash an recycling will be delayed 1 day all next week and all City buildings including the Library, Senior Center, Teen Center and City Hall will be closed in observance of the holiday Monday.
EXPECTED WEATHER and SNOW OPERATION:
Light snow should start in the early to mid afternoon and the heavy stuff should come in around 5:00PM. The DPW will be in a "push back" operation all afternoon dealing with what was left over from the last storm. They will then roll into a full operation as of 5:00PM. Our latest reports show snow throughout the night and ending overnight with total accumulations of up to 10". This could vary but would not affect our snow operation either way. Our sidewalk clearing and school lot clearing operation will begin Sunday in the morning.
SNOW REMOVAL AT RESIDENCES AND BUSINESSES
Compliance officers will be out as of Monday, February 17th looking for residences or businesses not in compliance with our snow removal ordinance. The City of Malden requires every home and business owner to remove snow and ice from sidewalks abutting their property within 24 hours of the storm or possibly face fines ranging between $25 and $200.