This is from Newton City Hall
With severe winter weather predicted for the coming days, residents are asked to be aware of several items:
- A Snow Emergency has been declared effective 9:00 p.m. tonight. Until the Snow Emergency is lifted, on-street parking is prohibited, to allow plows to thoroughly clear the streets. Cars left on the street during a Snow Emergency are subject to tow. When the Snow Emergency is lifted, the information will be posted on the city website, www.newtonma.gov.
- The Customer Service line, 617-796-1000, will be open beginning at 9:00 p.m. tonight and will remain open for the duration of the storm. Snow related requests can also be reported through Newton’s online reporting system by visiting www.newtonma.gov and clicking on the 311 icon.
- Emergencies, including downed wires, which should be considered live and dangerous, should be reported immediately to 911.
- Power outages should be reported to NSTAR at 1-800-592-2000 and the City of Newton Emergency Operations Center at 617-796-2250.
- Downed trees and tree limbs should be reported to the City of Newton Emergency Operations Center at 617796-2250.
- Trash and recycling collections will be suspended on Tuesday, January 27th. Please check the City of Newton website at www.newtonma.gov for when collections will resume.
- Residents are reminded to use both their home heating equipment and space heaters in a safe manner. Keep space heaters at least 3 feet away from any flammable objects or furnishings and never use a charcoal grill or an open oven to heat your home. Make sure any vents for your furnace, fireplace, or wood stove are clear of snow and ice so they function properly, and never run your car unless it’s completely clear of snow and ice including the area around the tailpipe. Early symptoms of CO poisoning are nausea, confusion, headaches, and dizziness. If you experience any symptoms, get to fresh air and call 911 immediately.
- Residents are encouraged to have on hand enough food and water to last several days. Residents should also ensure that their cell phones are fully charged, and they have flashlights and extra batteries on hand
- Within 30 hours of the end of a storm, residents are required to clear paved sidewalks abutting their property. Please remember to clear your nearest fire hydrant.
- Homeowners who are physically or financially unable to clear their sidewalk may qualify for the Snow Exemption Program. For more information, please call the Department of Senior Services at 617-796-1660.
- Please be sure to check on elderly neighbors and friends who may need assistance.