MELROSE — The Melrose Police Department wishes to remind residents that a parking ban is in effect in Melrose and will last until at least 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7. During this time no on-street parking will be allowed in Melrose, to allow for snow removal.
As with all winter storms and periods of severe weather, the members of the Melrose Police Department wish to remind residents of these vital safety tips:
- It is best to stay indoors during storms.
- Layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing will keep you warmer than a bulky sweater.
- Protect pipes from freezing.
- Never approach, drive near or touch downed utility or electrical wires. If you see downed wires, dial 911.
- In the event of a power outage, review generator safety: Never run a generator in an enclosed space. Always aim the generator’s exhaust away from your house, and never run a generator near a building’s fresh air intake.
- Check on relatives, neighbors, and friends, particularly if they are elderly or if they live alone.
- If you must drive, clear ALL snow and ice from your vehicle before leaving. Be mindful of frozen wiper blades and top off windshield fluids if possible. Drive slowly.
- Ensure mobile phones are fully charged at all times during inclement weather.
- While shoveling your driveway or sidewalk, assist our Melrose Firefighters by clearing snow from hydrants in your neighborhood. Snow should be cleared 3 feet all around the hydrant so firefighters have enough room to connect a hose. Clearly visible, accessible fire hydrants can save homes and lives in the event of a fire. If a fire hydrant is lost or buried in snow, firefighters can lose valuable time trying to locate it when they first arrive at a scene.