Winter Storm Emergency Declared in Adams

January 14, 2022


Press Contact Only: Office of the Town Administrator  (413) 743-8300 x100

Winter Storm Emergency Declared in Adams

Due to the impending significant winter storm, a storm emergency has been declared by the Department of Public Works for the Town of Adams. The storm emergency will be in effect from:

12:00AM Monday, January 17, 2022 through 12:00AM Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Town Code requires that for the duration of the storm emergency:

No vehicle is permitted to park or stand unattended upon any street, highway, traveled way, or public parking lot during a storm emergency.

No vehicle is permitted to park or stand unattended on any open municipal parking lot during a storm emergency permitting the lot to be effectively cleared of snow.

The duration of the storm emergency covers the anticipated period of the storm as well as the time required for the Town’s DPW forces to clean up streets after the storm ends. Vehicles found in violation of the above parking regulations will be ticketed and towed at the vehicle owner’s expense.

Town residents and business owners are reminded that Town Code requires sidewalks abutting their property be cleared of snow and ice within 24 hours after the storm event has ended and prohibits the plowing, throwing, pushing or otherwise disposing of snow from their property onto public streets and sidewalks. 

Residents and business owners are also encouraged to please clear snow from around fire hydrants located near houses or businesses. These steps will help ensure public safety and efficient clearing of public ways in the shortest time possible. Residents are reminded that snow removal efforts by DPW forces are hampered by vehicles that are not moved. Thank you for your cooperation!