Emergency Parking Ban in Woburn Overnight

Parking ban will run until 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Photo credit: Patch file photo.

With another snowstorm on the way, the City of Woburn wants cars off the streets.

An emergency parking ban will be in effect from 6 p.m. Tuesday to 6 p.m. Wednesday to allow plows and sand crews to clear the streets of snow.

There will be no on-street parking allowed during that time. Residents with questions about alternative parking options should call Woburn Police at 781-933-1212.

Here is more information from the City of Woburn:

Residents and businesses, who are able, are asked to help with the clearing of fire hydrants and drains covered and blocked by snow. Fire department personnel, as always, will be in locations around the City to uncover hydrants. However, they cannot reach all. Officials ask if you have a hydrant in your front yard or in front of your business—and are physically capable—to dig it out and around it so it can be accessed.

Also, don’t forget that safe sidewalks benefit the entire community. The same request is asked of businesses and residents when it comes to sidewalks. Some helpful guidelines include efforts to make path wide enough for someone using a wheelchair, walker or stroller. Clear ramps at corners and sidewalks. Use ice melter, but not sand (sand gets into street drains and can be expensive to clean up). Consider helping neighbors who may have difficulty clearing their walk.

Here’s a roundup of helpful information for residents:

Woburn City Hall is open for regular business on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Updates will be posted here.

Waste Management is on a one-day delay holiday trash and recycling collection schedule this week. As of Tuesday afternoon, collections will continue as scheduled as conditions will allow, but some neighborhoods may experience delays.

In terms of utility and cable services, Mayor Galvin and City officials have been asked to give residents the following information:

NSTAR: Customers whose electric service may be affected should call 1-800-592-2000. More information can be found at www.nstar.com.

Comcast: Residential customers with service affected by the storm should call 1-800-COMCAST (1-800-266-2278).

Verizon: To report service-related issues, residential customers  should call 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966) or online at www.verizon.com/support.

Les Masterson January 21, 2014 at 08:58 PM
Sorry about that Ellie. It is 6 p.m. Wednesday. I've corrected it in the article.
Pat January 22, 2014 at 01:12 AM
now if they would only enforce it.
Coop January 22, 2014 at 07:13 AM
I would love if they enforced it!
Ellie January 22, 2014 at 10:09 AM
Thank you. Les. No problem. Nice of you to post it.
Roth Gill January 22, 2014 at 12:52 PM
Now that we have this parking ban figured out....all we need the snow. :-)


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