Winter Weather Advisory

The following is winter advisory information for the City of Woburn.

City officials closely monitor storm forecasts through various means, and will use all available information to make an informed decision as swiftly as possible when declaring winter weather emergencies. Once a snow emergency has been declared, residents can be notified via multiple lines of communication through our emergency alert systems, please sign up here.

For additional information, click here.

 

Contact phone numbers

 

For critical emergencies, dial 911.

 

Snow removal questions/concerns, call the Woburn DPW at 781-897-5980.

Downed wires, STAY AWAY and call the Woburn Police at 781-933-1212.

Eversource Electricity interruptions, call 1-800-592-2000.

National Grid Gas emergencies, call 1-888-377-5325.

Comcast service interruptions, call 1-800-COMCAST (1-800-266-2278).

Verizon service interruptions, call 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966) or online at www.verizon.com/support.

RCN service interruptions, call 1-800-746-4726.

 

Off-street parking is available for use during a winter parking ban, a printable list can be found here or (see below).  Please do not park at active schools as this can hinder snow removal for school operations.

Safe sidewalks benefit the entire community. We kindly request that businesses and residents clear sidewalks and ramps at corners whenever possible. Please consider those who may be need of assistance and make paths wide enough for someone using a wheelchair, walker or stroller.

Please use ice melter, but not sand (sand gets into street drains and can be expensive to clean up).

Stormwater Catch Basins that may be covered by snow can be located on our online GIS Maps by selecting the Catch Basin layer. Dangerous icy conditions can occur when melting snow and/or rain collects and refreezes in the street or near your property/business during the winter months. We greatly appreciate any assistance you can provide in helping us keep catch basin covers clear to ensure stormwater drains properly.

Fire Hydrants can also be located on our GIS Maps by selecting the Hydrants layer. There are thousands of fire hydrants across the City which need to be accessible in the event of an emergency. Winter storms can often hide fire hydrants under a large mountain, placing precious time and lives in danger in the event of a fire. The City asks residents who are able to assist with keeping the fire hydrant closest to their residence or business clear of snow. The Fire Department requests a three foot clearance on all sides for best access to hydrants. The Woburn Fire Department will also be out there clearing hydrants, but is extremely grateful for any and all assistance that residents are able to provide during winter storms.

Woburn Public Schools parents and students, please check the Woburn Public Schools website (www.woburnpublicschools.com) for updates about delays or cancellations. If Woburn schools are closed for a storm, the Woburn Senior Center and Woburn Recreation programs will also be closed.

 

Parking is available at these municipal lots and locations during a Winter Parking Ban:

  • Leland Park at Washington St/Erie St/Central St
  • Whispering Hill/McElhiney Field
  • Cambridge Rd
  • Joyce Skating Rink/Locust St
  • Library Field at Harrison Ave
  • Abbot St and behind Library
  • Main St at Campbell/Everett Parking Lot (Former Strand Building)
  • Main Street at Ferullo Field
  • Weafer Park at Forest Park Rd
  • Senior Center at School St
  • Clapp Park at Arlington St/Hudson St (former Clapp School site)
  • Horn Pond Lot at Lake Ave
  • St Charles’
  • St Barbara’s
  • Walnut St Lot
  • Main St opposite Hovey St (near The Restaurant)
  • Plympton School
  • Police Department Playground Parking Lot
  • Sturgis St Lot at Horn Pond
  • Old Hurld School at Bedford Rd
  • Old Wyman School at Eaton St
  • Hill St State Parking Lot
  • Spence Farm
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