A snowstorm affecting Melrose could result in an accumulation of as many as 12 inches, according to the National Weather Service. The snow is expected to begin overnight tonight, Thursday 2/24, and continue through Friday afternoon. Please continue reading to stay-in-the-know about the snow.

  • The City of Melrose will implement an emergency parking ban from Thursday night (2/24) beginning at 2:00a.m. until Saturday morning (2/26) at 7:00a.m.  On-street parking is prohibited during this time.
  • Melrose City Hall will be closed.
  • The Milano Center will be closed.
  • The City Yard will be closed.
  • The Melrose Public Library will be closed.

Snow Related Questions

  • If you have any snow-related questions or problems, please call the DPW Operations Center at 781-665-0142. If the office is closed, please contact the Police Department’s business line at 781-665-1212. As always, in an emergency, call 911.

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Driving Conditions & Shoveling After the Storm

  • The City encourages everyone to stay off the roads on Friday as much as possible, to give plow operators the room they need to effectively plow our streets.
  • The City would appreciate everyone’s assistance in clearing catch basins, fire hydrants, and sidewalks in their neighborhood after the storm.

Melrose Curbside Trash and Recycling Curbside Updates

Due to the storm, JRM, the City’s third-party trash collector, has canceled curbside pickup of trash and recycling for Friday, 2/25. Please find an updated Curbside trash and recycling pickup schedule:

Saturday, 2/26:

  • Pickup will take place for residents whose trash and recycling is normally picked up on Thursdays

Monday, 2/28

  • Pickup will take place for residents whose trash and recycling is normally picked up on Fridays 

Tuesday, 3/1

  • Pickup will take place for residents whose trash and recycling is normally picked up on Mondays 

Wednesday, 3/2

  • Pickup will take place for residents whose trash and recycling is normally picked up on Tuesdays 

Thursday, 3/3 

  • Pickup will take place for residents whose trash and recycling is normally picked up on Wednesdays

Friday, 3/4

  • Pickup will take place for residents whose trash and recycling is normally picked up on Thursdays will have their trash collected 

Saturday 3/5

  • Pickup will take place for residents whose trash and recycling is normally picked up on Fridays will have their trash collected

Reporting Downed Wires

CALL 911 immediately and DO NOT approach or touch any downed wires. Assume every wire is live. 

Reporting Downed Tree Limbs

Contact the Department of Public Works at 781-665-0142 during business hours. After hours, please call the Melrose Police Department’s business line at 781-665-1212.

Reporting National Grid Outages

Report any National Grid outages by visiting www1.nationalgridus.com/outages, or by contacting National Grid’s customer service lines below:

  • Outage Hotline: (800) 465 – 1212
  • Electric Customer Service: (800) 322 – 3223
  • Gas Customer Service : (800) 640 – 1595

View outage reports: https://outagemap.ma.nationalgridus.com/

Reporting any Telecommunications Related Issues (Verizon)

Reporting any Telecommunications Related Issues (XFINITY)

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