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Snow Emergency Lifted as of 6PM Thursday

Update as of 6PM Wednesday, 1/28/15.

  • Snow lifted as of 6PM Thursday, January 29th
  • Trash pickup resumes tomorrow with the regular Thursday route.  Do not put it out until Thursday morning (Tuesday and Wednesday routes canceled all together and not picked up until next week)
  • All municipal buildings including City Hall, Library, Senior Center and Teen Center will be open for normal business hours on Thursday.  
  • Malden Public Schools closed through the end of the week

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Winter Weather Central

Update as of 6PM on Wednesday 1/28/15

The snow emergency will be lifted as of 6:00PM tomorrow, Thursday January 29th.  For those parked in the school lots, when the snow emergency is lifted, you will have until Friday morning at 8:00AM to remove your vehicles.  For those parked in the CBD Parking Garage, please call our 311 call center for further details by dialing 311 or 781-322-2311.

As of tomorrow, all municipal buildings including Malden City Hall, Teen Center, Senior Center and Library will be open for normal  hours of operation.

Trash and recycling collection will resume tomorrow for the normal Thursday pickup.  Please wait until the morning to put your trash out to prevent any issues with the passing plows.

Please refrain from throwing snow on to the City streets during your cleaning operation and remember property owners are required to clear a 36” wide path on the sidewalk abutting their property.

Update as of 10AM on Wednesday 1/28/15

The snow emergency and parking ban is still in effect until further notice so please follow the winter parking regulations for a snow emergency.  The DPW is out in full force in a widening and secondary road clearing operation.  Remember throwing snow on the street is a finable offense and if you see anyone doing it, please call the Malden Police at 781-397-7171.  

Please be patient as we are getting to all the secondary roads over the next few hours.  Individual clearing requests at this time is for emergency personnel with the ability to show credentials. 

Our sidewalk clearing operation will not begin until tomorrow and the emergency school lots will not be cleared until the snow emergency is lifted with the exception of the CBD Parking Garage which will require cars to move by Thursday at 8AM.

Trash/recycling pickup is canceled all together and the Wednesday route will not be collected until next Wednesday.  Trash pickup will resume Thursday morning with the normal Thursday route.  Do not put it out until Thursday morning and please refrain from placing it on snowbanks. 

Update as of 4:00PM on Tuesday 1/27/15

The City of Malden is still in a state of snow emergency and the statewide travel ban continues until further notice so please stay off the road.   The storm continues and we expect it to subside sometime overnight Tuesday into Wednesday.  The DPW continues to a single lane plowing operation for emergency vehicle passage only and will not go into a curb-to-curb clearing operation until Wednesday morning.

Regarding city services and closures.  All municipal buildings including Senior Center, Teen Center, Library and City Hall will all be closed Wednesday January 28th and schools are closed through the end of the week. 

**Special instructions on Trash/Recycling 

Trash/Recycling for Wednesday will not be picked up so please do not put it out on your curbside.  Additionally, the Tuesday and Wednesday trash collection routes will be canceled all together for this entire week and will not be picked up until the regular collection next week. 

Update as of 10AM - Tuesday 1/27/15

The City of Malden is still in a state of snow emergency and the Statewide travel ban is still in effect.  We have over a foot of snow on the ground and we are expecting at least another foot or more before the storm wraps up Tuesday evening.

The DPW continues it’s primary operation of keeping the roads clear for emergency vehicles only. We are not taking requests for individual streets unless there is an emergency situation, in which case please dial 911.

For those who begin their snow removal today, please refrain from throwing snow onto the street as it is prohibited by City Ordinance. 

Most snow related questions can be answered on our Winter Weather Central page located at www.cityofmalden

If you have a non-emergency request, you can contact us by dialing 311 or 781-322-2311 if the short dial number does not go through.

Other Updates
- No Trash Pickup until further notice
- MBTA Service still suspended
- All municipal buildings closed until further notice
- Malden Public Schools closed through the end of the week


Update at 12PM on 1/26/15:

- Snow Emergency as of 6PM tonight
- City Hall closed at 4PM tonight and tomorrow
- Malden Public School canceled Tuesday through the end of the week (further info below)
- Trash/Recycling no pickup Tuesday and until further notice
- Library closed at 5PM tonight and tomorrow
- Teen Center closed at 5PM tonight and tomorrow
- Senior Center closed at 5PM tonight and tomorrow
- Malden Housing Authority Administrative Operations closed tomorrow

Regarding the Malden Public school cancellation: - Weather conditions will create impassible school lots and sidewalks for Tuesday and Wednesday. Cleanup has to be delayed until Thursday due to needed downtime for workers who will have been operating for at least 48 hours straight. Additionally, we will be in snow removal operations (i.e. trucking snow off site) most of Thursday. Friday was already a planned day off for professional development. So, for safety reasons, the entire week was canceled.

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.

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 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.


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