WALTHAM PATCH STORM CENTER, UPDATES, CLOSINGS & MORE:
Starting at 9 p.m., the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will start enforcing a parking ban on all of their roads, in anticipation of the expected snowstorm.
These roads are all around parks, waterways and areas generally patrolled by the Massachusetts State Police.
All vehicles not removed from these areas will be towed to allow for snow removal and emergency access.
With a winter storm heading toward Waltham, a snow emergency has been declared for 6 p.m. on Dec. 29.
The declaration means on-street parking is prohibited, according to the Waltham 911 Dispatch Center Twitter feed. Cars left on the street are subject to being towed, according to Michael Chiasson, the Director of the Consolidated Public Works Department.
Cars may park overnight in any of the city's municpal lots during the snow emergency, according to the Waltham Police Twitter feed.
Currently, the forecast calls for 4-8 inches of snow in Waltham and surrounding towns, according to WCVB-TV's website.
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
- In an emergency, dial 911
- Police Department: 781-314-3600
- IF YOUR CAR IS TOWED: Call the Waltham Police at 781-314-3600.
- Fire Department: 781-314-3710
- DPW: 781-314-3800
- National Grid power outages: 800-465-1212
- National Grid gas emergencies: 800-233-5325
- NStar power outages: 800-592-2000 or the Report an Outage form.
- Comcast: 1-800-COMCAST (1-800-266-2278)
- Verizon: 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966)
- RCN: 1-866-TECH-RCN (1-866-832-4726)
- MBTA Service updates
List of tow companies:
- CJ Auto & Tow: (857) 829-0750
- Waltham Auto Tow: (781) 899-1150
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