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Winter Weather Central
Alerts and Notifications
- Please sign up for our city-wide emergency notification system known as Malden Alerts to receive notices about snow emergencies and other winter weather alerts.
- Follow the updates we post on our website alerts to see up-to-the-minute changes.
- Be notified about changes to trash/recycling schedules as a result of winter weather, sign up for our Trash App known as ReCollect.
The first snowstorm that the City determines to be significant enough to declare the "First Winter Event" of the season will then start the winter parking rules for the season and these stay in effect until April 1st.
This year, winter parking rules began on February 1st but were quickly removed due to a warmer-than-average weather pattern in February.
Standard daily winter parking rules, when in effect, restricts parking to one side of the street 24 hours per day, 7 days per week regardless of the weather. The side you must park on rotates each year (even-side one year, odd-side the next) and we will always clearly post on this page.
Remember that during snow emergencies can be enacted any time that enough snow is predicted, even if it occurs outside of the standard winter parking season.
When a snow emergency is declared, the rules become more strict so be sure that you find out what the rules are where you park. Any exceptions will be noted in the current year's Winter Parking Flyer for reference. For any questions related to winter parking violations or towing, contact the Malden Parking Department at 781-397-7196.
- Emergency Lots
If you are required to move your vehicle and have no off-street parking, you can park in one of the City's designated emergency parking lots located around the City during the snow emergency. If you decide to make use of one of these lots, you must monitor our 311 line to find out when you are required to remove your vehicle.
When we declare a snow emergency, parking on some streets becomes more restrictive and if a vehicle is left in that location during a snow emergency, your vehicle may be towed. If your vehicle is towed, contact the Malden Police Department at 781-322-1212 for further instructions.
Snow Removal From Sidewalks at Homes and Businesses
After a snowstorm, snow is required to be removed from the sidewalk abutting a property. Businesses are required to remove snow no later than 12 hours after we declare the end of snow operations for any storm, and residential properties within 24 hours. Please review our quick reference guide to avoid being ticketed. If you know of a property that is not complying with the rules and want to report them, you may do so using our 311 issue reporting tool.
Snow Removal on City Streets and Public Areas
Our Department of Public Works makes every effort to keep our streets safe and passable during winter weather. If at the conclusion of snow operations for a given storm, you feel that a street needs further attention, you may submit a ticket using our issue reporting tool. The DPW will not respond to requests during snow operations unless there is an emergency.