Melrose Police Department

Melrose Police Department Offers Snow Safety Tips For Winter Storm Stella

Melrose Police Department
Michael L. Lyle, Chief
56 W. Foster St.
Melrose, MA 02176

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, March 13, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Melrose Police Department Offers Snow Safety Tips For Winter Storm Stella

MELROSE — Police Chief Michael Lyle reports that due to Winter Storm Stella, several city buildings will be closed tomorrow. The Melrose Police Department would also like to remind residents of several important snow related safety tips.

“We certainly want to make sure everyone stays safe tomorrow,” Chief Lyle said. “We are urging residents to remain off the roads so the plows can do their job effectively. If you don’t have to be outside, please stay home.”

Closures and cancellations:

Melrose Police Department safety tips:

After the snow falls, you can help the Melrose Fire Department by shoveling out your nearest fire hydrants. Also, make sure that your home or business sidewalks are properly shoveled and place salt or ice melt to prevent people from falling.

When shoveling, or walking outside for more than a few minutes, dress appropriately, with exposed skin covered and wear a hat and gloves. Frostbite can strike quickly when temperatures are low. Do what you can to avoid getting wet and take frequent breaks.

If roads become impassable by debris or snow, notify the police and highway departments, which will be out to ensure roads remain open at all times.

Emergency numbers:

Call 911, a direct line to the police department and fire/EMS, for emergencies only. All other questions or concerns should be reported to the Melrose Police Department’s business line, 781-665-1212.

To report a power outage, call the National Grid Customer Service Line at 1-800-322-3223, or the Outage Reporting Line at 1-800-465-1212. For all questions or problems regarding snow, please call the Melrose Public Works Department at 781-665-0142.

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