Snow & Emergency Alert Center
Is a Snow Emergency and City-Wide Parking Ban in Effect?
|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.
To stay informed in a timely manner, subscribe to "Gloucester News" Flash (for alerts on the website's homepage) and Gloucester Emergency Alerts.
Open. Visit gloucesterschools.com for more information.
|City Hall/Municipal Offices:||Open|
|Parking Meters:||Regular rules in effect.|
|Library:||Open. Visit sawyerfreelibrary.org for more information.|
|CATA:||Regular schedule. Please visit www.canntran.com or call (978) 283-7916 to verify service availability.|
|Last Updated 2/8/2021 at 8:00 a.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 DO NOT OBSTRUCT ACCESS TO CITY FIRE HYDRANTSPlease 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
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
- Emergency Alerts through Gloucester Emergency Alerts/Smart911
- Subscribe to News Alerts from various departments on Gloucester-MA.gov
2. Be Prepared: Check the Weather:
- Accu Weather/Gloucester
- Cape Ann Weather: capeannweather.com
- NOAA/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- NOAA/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Radio Weather
- Marine Weather/marineweather.gov
3. Be Informed: Check the News Stations and Newspapers/Local, Regional, and National:
4. Be Safe: Use Safety Precautions and Care:
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!
- Snow Shoveling Tips
- Stay Warm/Prevent Hypothermia/Mayo Clinic
- Winter Driving Tips/AAA
- Driving on Icy Roads/icyroadsafety.com
- Keeping Your Roof Clear/mass.gov
- Winter Storm Safety Checklist/American Red Cross
- Check on the Elderly/FEMA
- Space Heater Safety Tips/ESFI
- Winter Storm Safety Tips/mass.gov
- Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning/mass.gov
- YouTube Video: Cardiologist Gives Safe Snow Shoveling Tips