Snow Emergency/Parking Ban Declared for Weds. 1/3/2018 (8PM) to Fri. 1/5/2018 (7AM); Schools Closed Thursday 1/4/2018

GLOUCESTER EMERGENCY ALERTS:

Snow Emergency/Parking Ban Declared for Weds. 1/3/2018 (8PM) to Fri. 1/5/2018 (7AM); Schools Closed Thursday 1/4/2018

Tonight, Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018the City of Gloucester has declared a snow emergency and parking ban on all city streets starting at 8 PM due to an upcoming severe snowstorm with blizzard-like conditions. In addition, Gloucester public schools will be closed tomorrow.

PARKING BAN

Effective at 8:00 PM tonight, Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 until 7:00 AM Friday, January 5th all vehicles are banned from parking on city streets. Residents may park in all municipal and school parking lots, but please remove all vehicles from municipal and school parking lots before the parking ban expires at 7:00 AM Friday.

School parking lots will be the first areas to be ticketed and towed once parking ban has concluded. Violators of this emergency declaration will be at the owner’s expense so please move your car before 7 AM Friday or your vehicle will be ticketed and towed at all lots.

TRASH/RECYCLE PICKUP SCHEDULE

Trash pickup schedules will be affected by this snow emergency, with trash collection postponed for January 4th. Please DO NOT put trash and recycling out for collection tomorrow. The schedule for collection is as follows, but please check the city’s website for any changes as this information is subject to change depending on weather conditions:

  • Friday, Jan 5th: Begin Wednesday Route Collection & Start Thursday Route Collection
  • Saturday, Jan 6th: Finish Thursday Route Collection & Begin Friday Route Collection
  • Monday, Jan 8th: Finish Any Remaining Saturday Route Collection

All trash and recycling must be out by 7 AM. The DPW and affiliated collection vendors WILL NOT go back for any late collections or snow-covered stops. Plese be prepared but call the DPW for any information or updates at 978-281-9785

REMINDERS/ SAFETY INFORMATION

Updates will be forthcoming as the storm progresses. Please check the City of Gloucester website and social media for further updates at www.gloucester-ma.gov. Thank you for your assistance and stay safe during this snow emergency.

Backyard Growers January Events: Fermentation Workshops

2018 Fermentation Workshop

Join Backyard Growers as we partner with Pigeon Cove Ferments at our two-part fermentation workshop learning all about the benefits of fermentation!

Part 1 will be held at Backyard Growers where we will learn more about lacto-fermentation and the benefits of incorporating fermented food into our diets. All ages welcome.

PLEASE NOTE: this workshop will be at Backyard Growers’ office: 271 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930

Part 2 will be held at Pigeon Cove Ferments kitchen where participants are fully engaged in the sauerkraut making process and will leave with their own jar of homemade kraut. All ages welcome.

PLEASE NOTE: this workshop will be at Pigeon Cove’s kitchen: 10 Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA, 01930

If you have any questions, contact: community@backyardgrowers.org or 978-281-0480

Hope to see you there!