Parking. Schools. Trash. All-in-one update from City Hall!

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We posted the news earlier, but here’s the information in much more detail, including trash pickup delays. Keep in mind, trash is already behind in areas of Lynn due to cold-related issues with Waste Management’s trucks.

As of 4:30pm, there was a line of cars waiting to park for the storm in the MBTA garage, the Swampscott Stop & Shop was jammed with lines going back through the isles, Whole Foods was closed (temporarily) due to a burst pipe, and so far, no reports on Lynn’s new Market Basket. Your LynnHappens editor is going to walk to Shaws.


City of Lynn Public Schools will be closed Thursday, January 4, 2018.


Mayor McGee encourages residents to be prepared in the event of large amounts of snowfall, widespread power outages and coastal flooding. High winds are expected to cause snowdrifts on top of accumulated snow. Due to the predicted wind speeds, if power is lost the utility restoration may be prolonged. Coastal flooding for the City of Lynn is a concern during the mid-day high tide on Thursday. Residents are strongly advised to stay away from the coastline. Motorists are urged to stay off of the roadways during the storm. Travel will be very dangerous.



  • Blue Emergency Lights will be turned on in the City of Lynn starting at 5:00 PM, Wednesday, January 3, 2018 to alert the public that a snow emergency and parking ban will go into effect starting at 10:00 PM, Wednesday, January 3, 2018.



  • No vehicles may park on a public street or sidewalk. You may face a $170 tow fee, $150 ticket and a $35 a day storage fee. Tow lot entrance is on Centre St (behind the Western Ave Fire Station).


  • Designated snow parking lots will be opened for residents to be able to move their vehicles to off-street parking. Parking is available on a first come first served basis at all Lynn Public Schools except the small lot at Classical. The large lot will be open. Spaces are limited. Parking is also available at Manning Field and the MBTA Garage at the intersection of Broad and Market streets (a parking charge per vehicle applies). Vehicles must be removed promptly from these lots at the end of a snow emergency / parking ban or they will be



TRASH AND RECYCLE (Green week) collection will delayed.

  • Wednesday’s trash and recycle will be picked up Friday. Wednesday’s schedule started with a delay today so anything missed by the end of today, remove from your curbside tonight, call the DPW tomorrow to let us know then put back out on Friday for a special collection.
  • Thursday’s trash and recycle will be picked up Saturday
  • Friday’s trash and recycle will be picked up Monday
  • Monday’s trash and recycle (blue week) will be on schedule next week


Place your container curbside by 7am the day of collection and leave it curbside until it is picked up. Please understand that it may not get picked up that very same day due to delays beyond Waste Management’s control.  If your trash or recycle is missed by the end of the day it is supposed to be collected, please call the DPW at 781-268-8000 the next business day to report a missed collection.


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