The following message was sent via CodeRED:
Good Afternoon. This is Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken with an important message from the City of Gloucester’s Code Red Emergency messaging system.
Effective at 6PM tonight, Sunday, February 12th, the city has declared a snow emergency and parking ban on all city streets due to expected heavy sleet, snowfall and powerful wind gusts. Additionally, Gloucester schools will be closed tomorrow and trash collection will be delayed one day.
Again, starting at 6PM tonight, Sunday February 12th, until 9AM tomorrow, Monday, February 13th, all vehicles are banned from parking on city streets.
Residents may park in all municipal and school parking lots, but must remove their vehicles once the ban has expired at 9AM tomorrow or will be subject to ticketing and towing at the owner’s expense.
All residents and businesses are reminded that they are responsible for clearing snow from sidewalks adjacent to their property. Please make every effort to shovel out hydrants at or near your homes, and please check on your elderly and disabled. Again, violators of this emergency declaration are subject to ticketing and towing at the owner’s expense.
Your cooperation during this parking ban is necessary for efficient and safe snow removal efforts.
To repeat, the City of Gloucester has issued a parking ban on all city streets as of
6PM tonight, Sunday, February 12th, 2017 until 9AM tomorrow, Monday, February 13th, with all vehicles banned from parking on city streets between those hours. Additionally, Gloucester schools will be closed Monday and trash collection will be delayed one day.
Updates will be forthcoming as the storm progresses. Please check the City of Gloucester social media pages or website for further updates at www.gloucester-ma.gov.
Thank you for listening, and this concludes this message.