Snow & Emergency Alert Center


Is a Snow Emergency and City-Wide Parking Ban in Effect?


All Snow Parking Information
If you have questions or to report snow-related issues, please use SeeClickFix to report a public service issue. You may also call the Department of Public Works at (978) 325-5600.

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Trash/Recycling: Friday's collection has been cancelled.  Collection will be Saturday
City Hall/Municipal Offices: Normal business hours.
Parking Meters:  Regular rules in effect.
Library: Visit for more information.
CATA: Regular schedule. Please visit or call (978) 283-7916 to verify service availability.
Last Updated 1/7/2022 at 7:06 p.m.

Emergency Shelters/Additional Assistance

Emergency shelters and flooding assistance provisions are being prepared for parties in critical need. If your home is being flooded or if you are in danger, CALL 911 FOR IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE or call Gloucester Police Department at (978) 283-1212.

Important Information About City Fire Hydrants 

Please note that Massachusetts General Law 148, Section 27B dictates the following penalty for the piling of snow on fire hydrants; please help keep the City safe for emergency personnel that may need access to fire hydrants and other emergency devises.

Section 27B:  "No person other than an employee in the service of the commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof or in the service of an independent contractor acting for the commonwealth or any such subdivision shall pile, push, or plow snow or ice on or against any fire hydrant or other similar devise used for fire protection which is located in any public or private way so as to conceal such hydrant or device or cover any outlet thereof.  Whoever violates this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars."

Keep Safe During Emergencies


1.    Be Proactive:  Register For Alerts:

By registering for emergency alerts, you'll receive automatic weather and other emergency-related updates as they happen.  By registering for local, regional, and nationwide alerts, you can plan your activities and travel accordingly.  Local alerts will be updated on Gloucester's homepage of the website for your convenience.

Gloucester/Local Alerts:

Boston-Based Information for Commuters, Visitors, and Residents of Boston:

2.  Be Prepared:  Check the Weather:

 Gloucester/Local Weather:

Boston-Based Information for Commuters, Visitors, and Residents of Boston:

3.  Be Informed:  Check the News Stations and Newspapers/Local, Regional, and National:

4.  Be Safe:  Use Safety Precautions and Care: 

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Stay safe in bad weather; take precautions in the winter; ice, snow, wind, and frigid temperatures are dangerous.  Use caution with driving, shoveling, using heavy equipment, heating your home, etc.   Be sure to check on elderly neighbors.  By using simple precautions such as those listed, you can keep safe during the New England weather!