Cambridge Snow Emergency Parking Ban Lifted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2

City of Cambridge Snow Emergency Parking Ban is Lifted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2. 

Cambridge residents with a resident permit can park at either the 1st St or Galleria garages for free until Monday, Feb 7 at 8 a.m.  Residents can get a monthly pass for Feb for either garage for $50.  For more information on monthly parking, go to www.cambridgema.gov/Traffic/ and click on the First Street Garage under Current Happenings.  To apply for parking at the Galleria, go to the Garage Office in the Cambridgeside Galleria Garage on Level A by the garage exit.

The Department of Public Works will clear streets as soon as possible after a snow storm, starting with major arteries. Please don’t take it personally if we plow snow back into your driveway, but as we work to make streets passable, it is often unavoidable. Your patience and participation help the City return streets and sidewalks to safe, passable conditions as quickly as possible.

PROPERTY OWNERS ARE REQUIRED TO CLEAR SNOW FROM SIDEWALKS NEXT TO THEIR PROPERTY

City Ordinance requires property owners to remove snow from sidewalks next to their property or business within 12 hours of daytime snowfall and before 1 p.m. when it has fallen overnight. They must also melt or remove ice within 6 hours from the time if forms.
There is a $50 fine for each day of non-compliance. If you are away, it is still your responsibility to ensure that someone clears sidewalks next to your property.

REMEMBER TO:
• Shovel your sidewalk on all sides of your property, down to bare pavement
• Clear snow to curb to avoid placing trash and recycling containers behind snow banks
• Make path at least 3 feet wide
• Clear ramps at corners and crosswalks
• Chop or melt all ice
• Keep street drains clear of snow
• Consider helping neighbors who may have difficulty clearing their walk.

Residents may not use objects such as trash/recycling barrels, furniture items  or any other item to save parking spots on public streets.  These items will be treated as trash and disposed of by DPW crews.

IMPORTANT NEW SAFETY TIPS FROM CAMBRIDGE FIRE DEPT:
* Help keep your family and neighbors safe by assisting in clearing snow from hydrants.
* Parking is restricted at all times within 20 feet of a intersection; this is especially important during snow conditions.
* Be aware that Fire, Rescue, and EMS vehicles are larger than passenger cars.  Leave adequate room for passage of Emergency
   vehicles on all right of ways. 
* Structures with direct vent boilers have exhaust and air intakes that need to be clear of snow to prevent possible carbon monoxide
   issues.

REPORT UNSAFE SIDEWALKS
A feature on the Department of Public Works Website allows you to report unsafe sidewalks.

EXEMPTIONS FOR SNOW REMOVAL:
Disabled or elderly persons who qualify as low-income residents may be eligible for an exemption.
Call Cambridge Council on Aging, 617-349-6220 (voice) or 617-349-6050 (TTY) to learn more.
For more information, visit the Department of Public Works (DPW) Website.

Sign up to receive future Snow Emergency alerts via text message or E-mail by clicking on E-Line icon on the  City's Website.   

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