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Snow Emergency Lifted at 8PM

As of 8PM, the snow emergency will be lifted. We ask that residents parked in the school lots move as soon as possible to allow for snow removal but you will have up to 10PM to move. Any vehicle found in the school lots after 10PM will be towed.  All municipal buildings and Malden Public Schools open Tuesday, February 9th.

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Winter Weather Monday, February 8th

Update 5:00PM 2/8/16

The snow emergency will be lifted at 8PM. We ask that residents parked in the school lots move as soon as possible to allow for snow removal but you will have up to 10PM to move. Any vehicle found in the school lots after 10PM will be towed. All municipal buildings and Malden Public Schools OPEN on Tuesday, February 9th.

Update 10:00AM 2/8/16  

Due to the impeding snow storm, City Hall will be closing at 12 Noon.  If you need to contact us for a question that is non-weather related, please try again when City Hall reopens Tuesday at 8AM.

The City of Malden continues to be in a state of snow emergency until further notice. 

The Library, Senior Center, Teen Center and Public Schools are all closed today and again City Hall will be closing at 12 Noon. The Forest Dale Cemetery will also be closed due to safety concerns with the wind and snow.  Trash and recycling pickup is still running on schedule for Monday.

For any non-urgent questions or request, visit us on Facebook and Twitter.  If you would like to submit a winter weather related request, please visit or download the mobile app to any smart phone.

Update 6:00PM 2/7/16  

Due to the forecast for heavy snow throughout the day tomorrow, Monday February 8th, the City of Malden will be declaring a snow emergency as of 12 Midnight.

For those affected by the resulting parking ban, you must seek off street parking to avoid being towed. If you do not have access to off-street parking, we have opened the following locations for public parking during the snow emergency. Those locations are: Beebe School, Linden School, Salemwood School, Forestdale School, Ferryway School and The Early Learning Center. You may enter these lots immediately.

Regarding City services; Senior Center, Teen Center, Library as well as Malden Public Schools will all be closed Monday.  Trash and recycling will be picked up as normal.

For more information or to follow up-to-the-minute updates, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Winter Parking Regulations

Winter parking restrictions for the City of Malden run from November 1st to April 1st. Take a look at this card to find out if/how your street is affected.

Snow Removal Contractors

The City of Malden has a list of contractors that you can contact if you need assistance removing snow on sidewalks abutting your property or business.  The City of Malden does not employ these contractors but rather lists their information for you to contact to arrange your own business transaction between you and the contractor.  If you are interested in becoming a snow removal contractor, click the link on the left.  If you are interested in being a snow plow contractor working for the Malden DPW, click on the appropriate link to the left. 

Snow Removal Ordinance and Fines

The City of Malden requires residents and businesses remove snow from the sidewalks abutting their property.  Failure to comply with this ordinance could result in a fine issued by the City.  Please familiarize yourself with he rules and try to encourage your neighbors to do the same.   If you have trouble removing the snow yourself, we have provided a list of snow removal contractors that you can hire to remove the snow for you.  Lastly, if you know of a property that is not complying with the rules and want to report them, you may do so using your 311 issue reporting tool. 

Follow Live Storm Updates on Social Media

Leading up and after winter storms occur, we provide continuous live updates on our social media accounts.

Snow Emergency Alerts

The City of Malden has various ways to alert residents and businesses when a snow emergency is declared and/or lifted.  There are many places for you to find out the status of a snow emergency.  

  • If you register for our CodeRED phone alert system, your phone will be called at the start and finish of a snow emergency.
  • We will always post updates to our Facebook and Twitter pages.
  • We will put an alert on the front page of our website.
  • We will send out alerts and updates via our email mailing list.

Winter Weather Safety Tips and Emergency Prep

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency MEMA has put together a comprehensive list of tips.


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