Winter Storm Brief from Mayor Kennedy

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Here’s additional information regarding the storm, including where to find your car if it’s towed, where snow emergency parking is permitted and for how long, holiday trash collection updates, and more. Remember to clear and maintain your sidewalks! Don’t forget to tag LynnHappens or send your storm photos to!


A snow emergency will be in effect at 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2014.


A Blizzard Warning is in effect for Eastern  Essex County until 11 a.m on Friday, January 3rd. The current prediction from the National Weather Service includes dangerously cold wind chills and heavy snow amounts from 12-18 inches of snow.

Mayor Kennedy urges residents to be prepared in the event of a large amount of snowfall, blizzard conditions and coastal flooding. High winds are expected to cause snowdrifts on top of accumulated snow and blizzard conditions may cause whiteout conditions. Wind speed is expected to be between 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts up to 45 miles per hour. Coastal flooding for the City of Lynn is a concern during the 12:30 p.m. high tide on Friday. Residents are kindly reminded to keep away from coast lines during the high tide times.

There is a parking ban in effect at 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2014. Parking will not be permitted on any street or sidewalk. Ticketing and towing of vehicles found to be on any public street or sidewalk will be strictly enforced starting at 4 p.m. Fines and towing fees upwards of $200 will be imposed to any vehicle found to be parked on a street or sidewalk after 4 p.m. on Thursday until the ban has been lifted.

Parking is available at most school lots throughout the city. Parking is not permitted at the Aborn, Fallon or Sewell Anderson schools. Parking is also available at the Ellis Street Municipal Lot (School Street side) and the MBTA Garage at the intersection of Broad and Market streets (parking charge per vehicle at the MBTA Garage).

If your vehicle is towed, it can be claimed 40 Federal Street, formerly called the GE property, in back of the Western Ave Fire Station.

Lynn City Hall will be closed on Friday, January 3rd.

Lynn Public Schools will be closed on Friday, January 3rd.

Holiday trash collection will remain on schedule for Friday, January 3rd but will include a 2 hour delay.

Fines will be issued to residents who throw snow into the streets or who do not clear sidewalks of snow within the allotted time; within three (3) hours between sunrise and sunset after the storm has ended.

For non-emergency snow inquiries, please call the Department of Public Works at (781) 268-8000. For emergencies, please call 911.

Find preparedness tips for the upcoming storm on the following link:


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