A snow emergency will go into effect in Newton as of noon on Friday, Feb. 8, according to a press release issued by the city Thursday evening.
During a snow emergency, all cars must be parked off city streets and out of municipal parking lots. Cars left on the street or in municipal lots will be ticketed and towed.
Newton City Hall and the Newton Free Library will close at noon. The Newton Senior Center will be closed all day.
Despite the snow emergency, trash and recycling pickup will continue as scheduled on Friday, according to city officials.
According to the National Weather Service, Friday's storm is forecasted to dump as much as two feet of snow on the Newton area. Winds will be between 30-40 mph, with gusts up to 65 mph.
A Blizzard Warning is in effect through Saturday at 1 p.m. Residents can expect the potential of snow falling at 3-to-4 inches per hour once the storm picks up Friday evening.
City officials will hold a press conference Friday morning at the city's Emergency Operations Center (Newton Fire Headquarters) to update the public on storm preparations.
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Remember, if you have any storm-related service requests for the city of Newton, you can dial 311 from any Newton landline (or 617-796-1000 from any other line). Service requests can also be made online.
For all emergencies, please dial 911.