You may have noticed the newly installed blue lighting system at various intersections around the City. This lighting system will serve as a beacon to notify residents to utilize the 311 information system to ascertain the nature of a declared emergency. The beacons will be primarily used to alert residents when there is a snow emergency in the City but can be used for any emergency such as natural disasters, chemical spills or any dangerous situation that would put the City of Malden in a declared state of emergency. For instance, blue lights on during a snowstorm will be an indication of a snow emergency. When blue lights are on, residents may dial 311 or log onto the City website for further instructions.