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Snow Emergency/Parking Ban Information | Winter 2023 (To Be Updated)
Last Website Update:
January 31, 2023 9:56 PM
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PARKING DURING A SNOW EMERGENCY
No vehicles may park on a public street or sidewalk during a declared Snow Emergency. Residents can move their vehicles to Designated City Parking Lots at 9 PM when the Snow Emergency Blue lights are turned on. Please refer to the list of designated parking lots below. Vehicles must be removed promptly from these lots at the end of a Snow Emergency or they will be towed.

VEHICLES PARKED ON STREETS DURING A SNOW EMERGENCY
Vehicles parked on streets and sidewalks are subject to ticketing and towing. An announcement will be made when the parking ban is lifted. If your car is towed it will be $169 tow fee plus a $150 ticket. There is a $35 storage fee per day that your car is held at the tow lot. It is strongly advised that you find off-street parking during a snow emergency. The tow lot is located at 40 Federal Street behind the Fire Department Headquarters at 725 Western Avenue.

 
OPEN LOTS DURING A SNOW EMERGENCY - Updated January 31, 2023
Ward 1 Pond View Lodge 112 Kernwood Dr.
  Pickering Middle School 70 Conomo Avenue
  Shoemaker Elementary School 26 Regina Road
  Sisson Elementary 58 Conomo Avenue
  Wyoma Square City Lot $5 Wyoma Square
Ward 2 Lynn English High School 50 Goodridge Street
  KIPP Academy  
  Ingalls Elementary 1 Collins Street Terrace
  Manning Field Lot 28 Ford Street
Ward 3 Brickett Elementary School Lewis Street
  Hood Elementary 24 Oakwood Avenue
  Thurgood Marshall Middle School 100 Brookline Street
Ward 4 Angled Street Parking  Blake Street
  Harrington Elementary 21 Dexter Street
  KIPP Academy 90 High Rock Street
  MBTA Garage ($2) Per Calendar Day 200 Market Street
  MBTA Garage ($4) Overnight (Broad and Market Streets)
Ward 5 Angled Street Parking Corner of Washington and Broad Streets
  Johnson Street Lot Johnson Street
Ward 6 Drewicz Elementary 34 Hood Street
  William P. Connery Elementary 50 Elm Street
  School Administration Building 100 Bennett Street
  LVTI Neptune Blvd
  LVTI Annex 80 Neptune Blvd
  Tracy Elementary 35 Walnut Street
Ward 7 Breed Middle School 90 O'Callaghan Way
  Callahan Elementary 90 O'Callaghan Way
  Classical High School (Large Lot) 235 O'Callaghan Way
  Lincoln-Thomson Elementary 115 Gardiner Street
CLOSED LOTS
Ward 1 Lynn Woods Elementary 31 Trevett Avenue
Ward 2 Ford Elementary 49 Hollingsworth Street
Ward 3 Aborn Elementary 409 Eastern Avenue
Ward 4 None  
Ward 5 Cobbett Elementary 40 Franklin Street North
  Fecteau- Leary Junior/Senior High 33 North Common St.
Ward 6 Sewell-Anderson Elementary 25 Ontario Street
  Washington Elementary 58 Blossom Street
Ward 7 Fallon Elementary Robinson Street
ADDITIONAL LOTS
Barry Park Batchelders Court
Barkland Dog Park Parkland Avenue
Pennybrook Road - Lynn Woods Pennybrook Road
Great Woods Road - Lynn Woods Great Woods Road
CAR REMOVAL POLICY

- If parking ban is lifted BEFORE 9 PM:
Residents have two hours to remove cars from lots.

- If parking ban is lifted AFTER 9 PM:
Residents will have until 6 AM the next day to remove cars from lots.
- Vehicles still in designated snow lots after that time will be subject to ticketing and towing.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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Blue Snow Emergency Lights Will Flash During Declared Snow Emergency Events At The Following Locations:

- O'Callaghan Way at Walnut Street
- Western Avenue at Centre Street
- Eastern Avenue at Essex Street
- Essex Street at Joyce Street
- Broad Street at Union Street
- Western Ave at Waitt Road
- Wyoma Square

SNOW EMERGENCY INFORMATION RESOURCES

- Television: WHDH (7), WBZ (4), WCVB (5), WLVI (56 & 7) and NECN
- Cable TV:
Lynn Community Television (LCTV)
- Cable TV:
Comcast Channels (3 & 22) and Verizon Channels (37 & 38)
- Radio: North Shore Radio | WESX AM 1230 – WBQQ l04.9 FM
- Newspaper: Lynn Item and Lynn Happens
- Website: City of Lynn Website
- Smart 911: Lynn's Notification System - Click Here And Sign Up!

CITY ORDINANCES AND REGULATIONS
The City of Lynn Ordinances require all property owners to Remove Snow and Ice From Their Sidewalks to ensure pedestrian safety.
HOMEOWNERS and RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY OWNERS BUSINESS and COMMERCIAL
PROPERTY OWNERS*
SNOW MUST BE REMOVED BETWEEN SUNRISE AND SUNSET, WITHIN 10 HOURS AFTER SNOW HAS FALLEN AND MAINTAINED THROUGHOUT THE DAY. SNOW MUST BE REMOVED BETWEEN SUNRISE AND SUNSET, WITHIN 3 HOURS AFTER SNOW HAS FALLEN AND MAINTAINED THROUGHOUT THE DAY.
A CLEAR, FULL, PAVED PATH THE WIDTH OF THE SIDWALK MUST BE PROVIDED FOR PEDESTRIANS WITH A MINIMUM WIDTH OF 42 INCHES. A CLEAR, FULL, PAVED PATH THE WIDTH OF THE SIDEWALK MUST BE PROVIDED FOR PEDESTRIANS WITH A MINIMUM WIDTH OF 42 INCHES.
SNOW REMOVAL MUST INCLUDE CLEARING SNOW FROM ALL CURB CUTS, INTERSECTIONS, CROSSWALKS, HANDICAPPED RAMPS AND SIDEWALK LOCATIONS. SNOW REMOVAL MUST INCLUDE CLEARING SNOW FROM ALL CURB CUTS, INTERSECTIONS, CROSSWALKS, HANDICAPPED RAMPS
*PROPERTIES WITH MORE THAN SIX (6) RESIDENTIAL UNITS ARE COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES FOR PURPOSES OF THIS ORDINANCE

- If the snow ceases falling in the daytime (7AM - 6PM) it is your responsibility to see that the snow accumulated on the sidewalk shall be removed within four hours.

- If the snow ceases falling in the nighttime (after 6PM) it is your responsibility to see that the snow accumulated on the sidewalk shall be removed before 10 PM the following day.

- Property Owners are responsible for making openings in snow banks between the streets and sidewalks at crosswalks, street corners and bus stops.

- If your mailbox is erected at or near a gutter line, make sure it can withstand snow clearing efforts. Also, the US Postal Service will not deliver mail if your walkway is not cleared.

- If your home or business is on a corner, please shovel a wide opening and help pedestrians get onto the sidewalk safely! Ask yourself if the path you cleared is wide enough for someone using a stroller or wheelchair to get through.

- Please make sure that ice is also cleared or melted from the sidewalk.

- If you fail to comply with the city’s sidewalk clearance ordinances or if you throw or dump snow from your sidewalk into the street, you will be issued a fine for such violation. After an additional 24 hours, if you have not complied with the ordinance, you will be issued an additional fine.

New ItemAcrobat Documents For Download (PDF)
Snow and Ice Removal Guide
2015 Snow and Ice Removal Amendment
Sign Up For the City of Lynn's "Smart 911" Notification System!

 
QUESTIONS OR HELP DURING SNOW EMERGENCY
Lynn Department of Public Works (24x7) (781) 268-8000
Lynn Inspectional Services Department (781) 598-4000
Lynn Police Department (781) 595-2000
Greater Lynn Senior Services (Info and Referral) (781) 599-0110
Contact Us About Your Snow Related Issues Using Our Online Form
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!
FOR A LIFE, HEALTH OR SAFETY EMERGENCY DIAL 911

Snow Plowing Applications Available | Winter 2022/2023

SNOW FIGHTERS

Clipboard POSTED: October 2022  
 
New Item City of Lynn Snow Fighters For 2022/2023 Winter Season
 

- Do you have a car and driver’s license?
- Do you have a clean driving records?
- Do you have flexible availability during the winter?

The City of Lynn DPW needs your help! We are looking for reliable Snow Fighters to oversee plowing operations during the winter snowy days. Hourly rate $28.15!

To apply, click this link for the online application and e-mail it to personnel@lynnma.gov or visit our office (Lynn City Hall, Room 307)

Download Our Flyer In English and Spanish


SNOW PLOWING

New Item Acrobat Documents For Download (PDF)
  Snow Plowing Documents | 2022/2023
  Snow Plowing Contract Application
   

For more information or if you have any additional questions, please call us at the DPW: (781) 477-7099

Winter Announcements

Winter Storm and Power Outage Information
Follow this link for Power Outage Tips from MEMA

Please refer to these links from MEMA’s website for winter storm preparedness information.

 Safety and preparedness tips for nor’easters and coastal storms
 Winter storm preparedness and safety information
 Safe winter driving tips
 Winter safety tips for pets

National Grid’s Power Outage Map and MEMA’s Website

DPW Phone Line
The DPW phone line will be open for snow removal and plowing requests 24/7 at (781) 268-8000. *Please direct storm related concerns to the DPW (781) 477-7099 and Emergencies to 911.

Sidewalks
Contact the Inspectional Services Department for any Sidewalk snow and icy issues. Click here to contact us or for more information.

Review our Snow and Ice Removal Guide here.

Fire Hydrant Shoveling This Winter
The Fire Department does their best to locate and remove snow from around fire hydrants. Assistance from residents is greatly appreciated.

The City of Lynn is asking residents to keep safety in mind when clearing snow from around their homes. See the next Tab for Winter Safety Tips.

The City of Lynn would like to remind homeowners to remove snow from exterior vents connected to heating appliances. Carbon monoxide, a poisonous gas, is known as a silent killer because it is colorless, odorless, and tasteless.  Residents are reminded that when clearing snow on their properties they should also check for possible snow build-up around exterior exhaust vents attached to fuel-burning appliances and heating systems such as fireplaces and furnaces. Blockages in these vents can cause carbon monoxide to accumulate inside a home.

For More Information Please Call: (781) 477-7099 or (781) 268-8000

Sign Up For the City of Lynn's "SMART 911" Notification System!

Winter Safety Tips

During Extreme Cold Weather | Extremely cold temperatures and wind chill are forecasted.  Please use care:

- Minimize outside activities, particularly the elderly and very young.  Also consider your pets.

- Dress in several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight clothing, rather than a single layer of heavy clothing.  Outer garments should be tightly woven and water repellent.

- Wear a hat, mittens (rather than gloves) and sturdy waterproof boots, protecting your extremities.  Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs.

- If electricity is lost for an extended period of time, a snowbank in your yard can become a makeshift freezer for food.

- Excessive exposure can lead to frostbite, which is damaging to body tissue that is frozen.  Frostbite causes a loss of feeling and a pale appearance in extremities, such as fingers, toes, ear lobes or the tip of the nose. If symptoms are detected, seek medical help immediately.

- Hypothermia can occur in extreme cases.  The warning signs are uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness and apparent exhaustion.  If the person’s temperature drops below 95 degrees, seek immediate medical care.

- When utilizing alternate heating sources, such as your fireplace, wood stove or space heater, take the necessary safety precautions.  Keep a fire extinguisher handy, ensuring everyone knows how to use it properly. Test smoke alarms.

- If you lose your heat, seal off unused rooms by stuffing towels in the cracks under the doors. At night, cover windows with extra blankets or sheets. Food provides the body with energy for producing its own heat.

- To keep pipes from freezing, wrap them in insulation or layers of newspapers, covering the newspapers with plastic to keep out moisture. Allow a trickle of warm water to run from a faucet that is farthest from your water meter or one that has frozen in the past.  This will keep the water moving so that it cannot freeze.  Learn how to shut off your water if a pipe bursts.

- If pipes freeze, remove insulation, completely open all faucets and pour hot water over the pipes or wrap them with towels soaked in hot water, starting where they are most exposed to the cold.  A hand-held hair dryer, used with caution, also works well.

 - Be a good neighbor. Check with elderly or disabled relatives and neighbors to ensure their safety.

Roof Safety Tips | Click here for helpful information to keep your roof and storm drains safe!

- Preventing Potential Roof Collapses | With the significant amount of snowfall seen in Lynn, residents and property owners should be mindful of the potential risk of roof collapses.

While most commercial and residential roofs are designed to handle loads in excess of what currently exists on rooftops, the current snow pack and potential for additional precipitation does increase the risk of collapses or other structural damage to properties.  While there have been few issues reported in Boston, there have been several reports of roof collapses across the Commonwealth.

Large, flat roofs are at greatest risk, especially those that are not properly draining.  Property owners should be attentive to excessive snow accumulation, ice dams, and poor drainage on rooftops.  For flat roofs with an existing ponding problem; a professional should be called to check the snow load and advise for the snow removal procedure if required. (Ponding is the collection of water which usually indicates a structural problem that can worsen with weight.)

Homeowners and building owners who have concerns about excessive loads and/or the structural integrity of a property, should contact a professional/licensed contractor for assistance. Removing snow from a rooftop can be extremely dangerous, so it is best to rely on professionals. 

Snow Thrower Safety | Please be careful operating snow thrower machines. Find safety tips here: Snow Thrower Safety and here

Sand Barrel and Bin Locations | Updated January 2023

WARD 1 WARD 2
Trevitt Avenue
Ann Lane - (3)
St Pius Church
Sluice Road - (3)
Log Cabin Road
Patterson Road - (1)
Bagley Terrace
Janice Road
Hollis Avenue - (1)
Hollis Road - (2)
Clifton Street
291 Den Quarry Road
48 Lansing Road
Verdmont Avenue
Gordon Road
Mazza Road
Holly Avenue at Lynnfield Street
Judge Road at Bridal Path Road
58 Judge Road
Uphill Lane
38 Maryellen Drive
10 Woodland South
18 Greatwoods Terrace - (1)
149 Den Quarry Road
Marianne Road
Williams St at Thompson Lane
Hudson St at Boyton St
Shirley Road - (1)
Bradford Road at Copeland Road
Range Heights Road
Cannon Rock Road
Herman Road
79 Dartmouth Street
Valley Road
Spring Road and Terrace - (2)
Pleasant View Avenue
8 Windsor Ave
17 Morton Hill Avenue
Appleton Street
48 Ocean View Avenue
Upland Road - (2)
Valley Road
Bulfinch Terrace
Manning Road                
Westview Road - (2)           
122 Fellsmere Street            
Daigle Road at Fays Avenue
Dibble Road - (1)
Ledgemont Lane
Flax View Terrace             
74 Silvia Street at Dead End
15-19 Fernwood Avenue
Gail Road at Commonwealth Road
Intervale Street at Fairview Avenue
Moon Road
Ashlee Glen at Verona Street
Rockdale Avenue (Dead End)
Rockdale Avenue at Urban Street
3 Wentworth Place
22 Broadway Circle
WARD 2, 3, 4 HIGHLANDS
180 Fayette St at Collins Street
Tudor St at Sherman Terrace
Fayette Street Bridge
Bloomfield St at Chatham Street
New Ocean St at Eastern Avenue
New Ocean St at Ocean Street
Michigan Ave at St Claire Street
16 Mountain Avenue
Summit Ave at Mountain Avenue
32 Summit Avenue
82 Clark Street
Madison St at Milton Street
Mable St.at Milton Ridge Road
Mass Ave at Chatham Street
Marianna St at Fiske Avenue
Collins St at Fayette Street
Birch St at Nursing Home
Birch St. at Webster Street
Birch St. near Jackson Street
Isabella St at Grandview Pl
Superior St at Eastern Avenue
Kenwood Terrace
Sachem Ave at Tudor Street
Grosvenor Park at Grosvenor Wy
Eastern Avenue Opposite School
Fearless Ave at Crescent Street
50 Gertrude Street
Archer St at Grandview
Pigeon Coop
99 Beacon Hill Avenue
Beacon Hill Ave at Dead End
Look Out Terrace - (2)
Wilson St at Hollingsworth - (2)
Cook St. at Jefferson Street
Dorinda Cir
Churchill Pl
Henry Ave at Nichols Avenue
Henry Ave off Western Avenue
Circuit Avenue
Halford Place
Hawthorn St at Allen Avenue
Hawthorn St. at Carlton Street
Herbert St. at Hamilton Avenue
Bellair Ave off Lawton Avenue
Apple St at Allen Avenue
3 Acorn St at Base of Hill
50 Eade Street
Rockaway Court
Hamilton Avenue at Grover Street
3 Trenton Terrace
Nichols Avenue at Western Ave 
 37 Union Court
30 High Street
West Green Street
WARD 5 WARD 7
5 Forest Hill Avenue
Hill Crest Avenue - (2)
Hancock Street
Gayron Way at 39 Gayron Way
Philbrick Court
Bradford Terrace
Sunnyside Road - (2)
Linwood Place
Shillington Avenue
11 Greenwood Ave.(Across)
Greenwood Avenue at GW Circle
Woodlawn St at Tapley Street
Sadler St at Perkins Street - (2)
Sadler St at Walnut Street
 
CITY LOTS
Andrew Street
Buffum Street
Ellis Street
Johnson Street
Wyoma Street
Behind Lazy Dog


25 Woodbury Avenue
Belmont Avenue
Spruce St at Belmont Avenue
Spruce St at Oak Street
Revere Ave at Walnut Street
Revere Ave at Belmont Avenue
Belmont Ave at Walnut Street
Shady Lane at Gateway Lane
32 Echo Grove Avenue
25 Tower Avenue
22 Winnepurkit Avenue
Belle Avenue at Ashland Street
End of Fenton Avenue
Oakland Terrace
54 Oakland Avenue
60 Dearborn Avenue
Safford Road at Echo Grove Avenue
48 Ridge Avenue
Glen Ter at Menlo Terrace
Rock Street
Kawanis Club Pennybrook Road
56 Raddin Grove Avenue
LYNN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
EAST LYNN Address Location of Barrel/Bin
Administration Building - (2)
Harrington  
Brickett - (2)
Aborn 
Hood 
English High - (4)
Marshall Middlel - (2)
Ingalls  
Ford 
Sisson 
Pickering Middle -  (2)
Shoemaker 
Lynn Woods 
Bennett Street
21 Dexter Street
123 Lewis Street
409 Eastern Avenue
24 Oakwood Avenue
50 Goodridge Street
19 Porter Street
1 Collins St Terrace
49 Hollingsworth Street
58 Conomo Avenue
70 Conomo Avenue
26 Regina Road
31 Trevett Avenue
Front + Rear Entrance
Front Entrance 
Back Door
Front Entrance 
Back Door
Back Loading Dock
Bike Room
Front Entrance 
Custodian Entrance
Front Entrance 
Front Entrance and Bike Rm.
Front Entrance 
Basement Entrance
WEST LYNN Address Location of Barrel/Bin
Lynn Tech and Annex - (3)
Washington 
Cobbet
Library
Fecteau Leary School 
Connery - (2)
Drewicz
Tracy - (2)
Sewell Anderson  
Fallon
Lincoln/Thompson 
Classical High          
Callahan 
Breed Middle School - (2)


80 Neptune Blvd./Comm.St.
58 Blossom Street
40 Franklin Street
North Common Street
North Common Street
50 Elm Street
34 Hood Street
35 Walnut Street
25 Ontario Street
Robinson Street
115 Gardiner Street
235 O'Callaghan Way
O'Callaghan Way
O'Callaghan Way
Between Gym and School
Corner Yard on Blossom St.
Front Entrance
Front Entrance
Girls Side Entrance
Side Entrance
Back Entrance
Front Entrance
Top of Back Stairs/Sidewalk
Front Entrance
Front Entrance
Custodian Entrance
Front Entrance
Entrance and Loading Dock

Download The Sand Barrel Location List

New Item Acrobat Documents For Download (PDF)
  Current (2023) Sand Barrel Location List

Reporting A National Grid Electric or Gas Problem or Outage

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If your electricity goes off please notify National Grid at (1-800) 465-1212

You will be connected with an automated system which immediately alert National
Grid as to your outage.

If multiple residents in your area call it will immediately alert National Grid to a more widespread outage.

It is very important that ALL residents experiencing an outage call National Grid immediately when an outage occurs so that prompt repair of the problem can begin.

Please do not call the Lynn Police or Fire Departments to report an outage unless you have an emergency. Dial 911 in case of emergency.

Please visit the National Grid website for helpful information on preparing for power outages and storm situations.
 
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