Here's a roundup of winter storm closings and postponements on the North Shore. Check back regularly for updates as they come in. Information will also be posted on the Salem News Facebook page.
Peabody police have declared a parking ban effective 8 a.m. Friday. Cars not parked off the roads are subject to ticketing. Vehicles will be towed if they impede the flow of emergency vehicles or plowing efforts as required. Residents have permission to park their cars at the Higgins, Carroll and Welch schools. Cars must be removed from the lots by 8 a.m. Saturday. Check here for more information.
A snow emergency will be in effect in Salem as of noon Friday, Feb. 8. During this storm all downtown municipal lots will be available for snow emergency parking at no charge and the Museum Place and South Harbor garage snow emergency parking fees will be capped at $5. Vehicles must be removed from public and private parking lots, particularly at schools, immediately following the cancellation of the snow emergency, weekends included. Check here for more information.
A winter storm parking ban in Hamilton will go into effect at noon Friday, Feb. 8, and will stay in effect until further notice. Owners of vehicles in violation of the ban are subject to a fine of $20 and may have their vehicles towed at the expense of the owner.
A parking ban in Danvers will be in effect as of 1 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9. Parking in municipal public lots is available for those residents without off-street parking. Emergency response personnel also urge residents to dig out fire hydrants. There is potential for extended power outages in the area. As the storm progresses, the town will evaluate the need to establish an emergency shelter. In an effort to keep the 911 lines open for emergency response, please do not call 911 to report utility outages. To report POWER OUTAGES, contact Danvers Electric & Light at 978-774-0005. For GAS outages, contact National Grid Gas at 1-800-233-5325.