Melrose Police Department

Melrose Police Provide Storm Update, Advise Residents to Stay off the Roads

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


Friday, March 2, 2018

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003

Melrose Police Provide Storm Update, Advise Residents to Stay off the Roads

MELROSE — Chief Michael L. Lyle and the Melrose Police Department have received several reports of storm-related damage, and first responders along with city officials are working to ensure residents remain safe during the ongoing nor’easter.

A powerful storm hit Melrose in the early hours of Friday morning and will continue into Saturday. Heavy rain, with a chance of snow is expected, along with winds gusting up to 55 mph that could cause power outages.

The Melrose Police Department has already received numerous reports of trees down, and high winds even caused a traffic light on Main Street at Emerson Street to be ripped from the ground and knocked over.

On Glen Street, near the Roosevelt School, a tree fell on top of a vehicle. The female driver was not injured and was able to get out on her own.

Department of Public Works employees are working throughout the city to ensure debris is cleared from the roads and that streets remain passable.

“This is not an average New England storm,” Chief Lyle said. “If you don’t have to be outside, please remain indoors. If you must go out, be aware of your surroundings. Always assume that downed wires are live and report any hazards you see to public safety officials. As always, in an emergency, dial 911.”

Additionally, the Melrose Police Department advises residents to follow several important safety tips: