The Snow Emergency has been lifted

• The snow emergency has been lifted. 

• City Hall and other municipal buildings are open today, Tuesday, February 10th, with the exception of the Senior Center, which is closed. Newton Public Schools are closed today, Tuesday.

• Snow related requests can also be reported through Newton’s online reporting system by visiting and clicking on the 311 icon.

• Emergencies should be reported immediately to 911.

• Power outages should be reported to NSTAR at 1-800-592-2000.

• Trash and recycling collections will resume on Tuesday, February 10th and will be on a one-day delay schedule this week.

• Make sure any vents for your clothes dryer, furnace, fireplace, or wood stove are clear of snow and ice so they function properly. If you are not physically capable of clearing your vents, please ask a neighbor for assistance. To locate vents, follow the vent pipe to where it exits to the exterior of the house. Never run your car unless it’s completely clear of snow and ice especially the area around the tailpipe. Early symptoms of CO poisoning are nausea, confusion, headaches, and dizziness. If you experience any symptoms, get to fresh air and call 911 immediately.

• Please be sure to check on elderly neighbors and friends who may need assistance.

• Within 30 hours of the end of a storm, residents are required to clear paved sidewalks abutting their property. Please do not shovel snow back into the street. Please remember to clear your nearest fire hydrant and be aware that during plowing operations, some snow may block previously cleared sidewalks and driveways.

• Homeowners who are physically or financially unable to clear their sidewalk may qualify for the Snow Exemption Program. For more information, please call the Department of Senior Services at 617-796-1660.

• For more winter storm tips from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), please visit

• For updates on the winter storm, please visit

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