Winter Announcements

Christmas Tree Pick Up | January 9th through 13th 2017

- DPW Phone Line | The DPW phone line will be open for snow removal and plowing requests 24/7 at (781) 268-8000.

*Please direct storm related concerns to the DPW (781) 477-7099 and Emergencies to 911.

- Sidewalks | Contact the Inspectional Services Department for any Sidewalk snow and icy issues. Click here to contact us or for more information.

Review our Snow and Ice Removal Guide here.

- Fire Hydrant Shoveling This Winter | The Fire Department does their best to locate and remove snow from around fire hydrants. Assistance from residents is greatly appreciated.

The City of Lynn is asking residents to keep safety in mind when clearing snow from around their homes. See the next Tab for Winter Safety Tips.

The City of Lynn would like to remind homeowners to remove snow from exterior vents connected to heating appliances. Carbon monoxide, a poisonous gas, is known as a silent killer because it is colorless, odorless, and tasteless.  Residents are reminded that when clearing snow on their properties they should also check for possible snow build-up around exterior exhaust vents attached to fuel-burning appliances and heating systems such as fireplaces and furnaces. Blockages in these vents can cause carbon monoxide to accumulate inside a home.

For More Information Please Call: (781) 477-7099 or (781) 268-8000

Reporting A National Grid Electric or Gas Problem or Outage


If your electricity goes off please notify National Grid at (1-800) 465-1212

You will be connected with an automated system which immediately alert National
Grid as to your outage.

If multiple residents in your area call it will immediately alert National Grid to a more widespread outage.

It is very important that ALL residents experiencing an outage call National Grid immediately when an outage occurs so that prompt repair of the problem can begin.

Please do not call the Lynn Police or Fire Departments to report an outage unless you have an emergency. Dial 911 in case of emergency.

Please visit the National Grid website for helpful information on preparing for power outages and storm situations.

Winter Safety Tips

- During Extreme Cold Weather | Extremely cold temperatures and wind chill are forecasted.  Please use care:

- Minimize outside activities, particularly the elderly and very young.  Also consider your pets.

- Dress in several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight clothing, rather than a single layer of heavy clothing.  Outer garments should be tightly woven and water repellent.

- Wear a hat, mittens (rather than gloves) and sturdy waterproof boots, protecting your extremities.  Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs.

- If electricity is lost for an extended period of time, a snowbank in your yard can become a makeshift freezer for food.

- Excessive exposure can lead to frostbite, which is damaging to body tissue that is frozen.  Frostbite causes a loss of feeling and a pale appearance in extremities, such as fingers, toes, ear lobes or the tip of the nose. If symptoms are detected, seek medical help immediately.

- Hypothermia can occur in extreme cases.  The warning signs are uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness and apparent exhaustion.  If the person’s temperature drops below 95 degrees, seek immediate medical care.

- When utilizing alternate heating sources, such as your fireplace, wood stove or space heater, take the necessary safety precautions.  Keep a fire extinguisher handy, ensuring everyone knows how to use it properly. Test smoke alarms.

- If you lose your heat, seal off unused rooms by stuffing towels in the cracks under the doors. At night, cover windows with extra blankets or sheets. Food provides the body with energy for producing its own heat.

- To keep pipes from freezing, wrap them in insulation or layers of newspapers, covering the newspapers with plastic to keep out moisture. Allow a trickle of warm water to run from a faucet that is farthest from your water meter or one that has frozen in the past.  This will keep the water moving so that it cannot freeze.  Learn how to shut off your water if a pipe bursts.

- If pipes freeze, remove insulation, completely open all faucets and pour hot water over the pipes or wrap them with towels soaked in hot water, starting where they are most exposed to the cold.  A hand-held hair dryer, used with caution, also works well.

 - Be a good neighbor. Check with elderly or disabled relatives and neighbors to ensure their safety.

- Roof Safety Tips | Click here for helpful information to keep your roof and storm drains safe!

- Preventing Potential Roof Collapses | With the significant amount of snowfall seen in Lynn, residents and property owners should be mindful of the potential risk of roof collapses.

While most commercial and residential roofs are designed to handle loads in excess of what currently exists on rooftops, the current snow pack and potential for additional precipitation does increase the risk of collapses or other structural damage to properties.  While there have been few issues reported in Boston, there have been several reports of roof collapses across the Commonwealth.

Large, flat roofs are at greatest risk, especially those that are not properly draining.  Property owners should be attentive to excessive snow accumulation, ice dams, and poor drainage on rooftops.  For flat roofs with an existing ponding problem; a professional should be called to check the snow load and advise for the snow removal procedure if required. (Ponding is the collection of water which usually indicates a structural problem that can worsen with weight.)

Homeowners and building owners who have concerns about excessive loads and/or the structural integrity of a property, should contact a professional/licensed contractor for assistance. Removing snow from a rooftop can be extremely dangerous, so it is best to rely on professionals. 

- Snow Thrower Safety | Please be careful operating snow thrower machines. Find safety tips here: Snow Thrower Safety and here

Snow Plowing Applications Available | Winter 2016-2017


Lynn DPW is now taking applications for snow removal equipment with operators interested in snow plowing. The rental agreement is on an as-needed basis with the hourly pay dependent on size of vehicle and type of accessories included.

To obtain application please come to the Department of Public Works, 250 Commercial St., Lynn, MA or call (781) 477-7099 or (781) 268-8000 ext. 6792

Pay rates range from $75 to $190 per hour for equipment with operator.
4 Wheel Drive is required for vehicles up to 18,000 LBS.

Please note, a copy of your drivers license and a current W-4 form are also required with your application.

Please download the appropriate forms below.

New Item Acrobat Documents For Download (PDF)
  Snow Plowing Documents | 2016-2017
  Snow Plowing Contractor Application Package
  Emergency Snow Chaser Application
  Emergency Snow Plowing Application

For more information or if you have any additional questions, please call us at the DPW: (781) 477-7099

Snow Removal Ordinance | City of Lynn Inspectional Services Department


For more information regarding this ordinance please contact the Inspectional Services Department at (781) 598-4000. They can also provide you with a complete copy of the ordinance.

SECTION 1:00 | Snow Removal

A. No owner, manager or tenant of (i) commercial building, estate or land abutting on a sidewalk, (ii) mixed-use building, estate, or land abutting on a sidewalk, or (iii) residential building, estate, or land abutting on a sidewalk containing more than six (6) residential units shall place or suffer to remain in place for more than three (3) hours between sunrise and sunset any slush, or loose, granular or packed snow upon such sidewalk.  Removal of any slush and snow should be conducted along the full paved width of such sidewalk and in a manner that ensures the orderly flow and safety of pedestrian traffic upon such sidewalk.  Removal of any slush or snow shall be conducted in a manner that clears the full paved path or a minimum of forty-two inches wide, including removal of snow from all curb cuts, intersections, crosswalks, handicapped ramps and sidewalk locations.  Each day that a violation exists shall be considered a separate offense.

B. No owner, manager or tenant of a residential building, estate or land abutting a sidewalk containing six (6) or fewer residential units shall place or suffer to remain in place for more than ten (I0) hours after sunrise or when snowfall ceases any slush, or loose, granular or packed snow upon such sidewalk.  Removal of any slush and snow should be conducted along the full paved width of such sidewalk and in a manner that ensures the orderly flow and safety of pedestrian traffic upon such sidewalk.  Removal of any slush or snow shall be conducted in a manner that clears the full paved path or  a minimum of forty-two inches wide,  including removal of snow from all curb cuts, intersections, crosswalks, handicapped ramps and sidewalk locations. Each day that a violation exists shall be considered a separate offense

C. The provisions of subsections A and B of this section shall apply to snow and ice which slides or falls from any building, and to ice formed or accumulated upon any sidewalk, however formed or accumulated.

D. The Parking Department, the Police Department, the Inspectional Services Department and Department of Public Works shall be the enforcing authority for all purposes of this Section.  All persons  violating any of  the provisions of this section shall forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding fifty dollars ($50.00). The City of Lynn may issue a warning for a first offense in the sole discretion of the inspector issuing said fine.

SECTION 2:00 | Deposit of Snow on City Streets

A. No person shall deposit or dump snow in any manner from inside their property line or from any sidewalk, onto the city streets.

B. The Parking Department, the Police Department, the Inspectional Services Department and Department of Public Works shall be the enforcing authority for all purposes of this Section. All persons violating the provisions of this section shall forfeit and pay a sum not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each offense.

SECTION 3:00 | Removal of Snow from Railroad Tracks
Whenever any railway corporation clears its tracks of snow by the use of plows, it shall remove from between the tracks and outside thereof, such amount of snow as shall make the streets safe and even for public travel. Such removal of snow shall be done to the satisfaction of the Department of Public Works.

SECTION 4:00 | Repeal of Inconsistent Ordinances
All Ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

SECTION 5:00 | Time of Taking Effect
This ordinance shall take effect thirty-one (31) days after its final adoption as advertised.

New Item Acrobat Documents For Download (PDF)
  Snow and Ice Removal Guide
  City of Lynn Snow Removal Ordinance | December 28, 2010

Snow Emergency Information


See the "WINTER ANNOUNCEMENTS" Tab at the top of this page for all current announcement and updates.


Blue Snow Emergency Lights Will Flash During Declared Snow Emergency Events At The Following Locations:

- O'Callaghan Way at Walnut Street
- Western Avenue at Federal Street
- Eastern Avenue at Essex Street
- Essex Street at Joyce Street
- Broad Street at Union Street
- Western Ave at Waitt Road
- Wyoma Square

Snow Emergency Information will also be broadcast of the following media locations: 

WHDH (7), WBZ (4), WCVB (5), WLVI (56 & 7) and NECN
Cable TV:
Lynn Community Television (LCTV), Comcast Channels (3 & 22) Verizon Channels (37 & 38)
Radio: North Shore Radio
Newspaper: Lynn Item and Lynn Happens
Website: City of Lynn Website

Snow Emergency Parking Regulations will be strictly enforced. All violators will be subject to fines up to $200 and /or towing.



- If the snow ceases falling in the daytime (7AM - 6PM) it is your responsibility to see that the snow accumulated on the sidewalk shall be removed within four hours.

- If the snow ceases falling in the nighttime (after 6PM) it is your responsibility to see that the snow accumulated on the sidewalk shall be removed before 10:00 p.m. the following day.

- Property Owners are responsible for making openings in snow banks between the streets and sidewalks at crosswalks, street corners and bus stops.

- If your mailbox is erected at or near a gutter line, make sure it can withstand snow clearing efforts. Also, the US Postal Service will not deliver mail if your walkway is not cleared.

- If your home or business is on a corner, please shovel a wide opening and help pedestrians get onto the sidewalk safely! Ask yourself if the path you cleared is wide enough for someone using a stroller or wheelchair to get through.

- Please make sure that ice is also cleared or melted from the sidewalk.

- If you fail to comply with the city’s sidewalk clearance ordinances or if you throw or dump snow from your sidewalk into the street, you will be issued a fine for such violation. After an additional 24 hours, if you have not complied with the ordinance, you will be issued an additional fine.

The Department of Public Works operates 24 hours a day and can reached at (781) 477-7099.


New Item Acrobat Documents For Download (PDF)
  Snow and Ice Removal Guide
  City of Lynn Snow Removal Ordinance | December 28, 2010

Snow Emergency Parking | To Be Updated For 2016-2017

Vehicles parked on streets and sidewalks are subject to ticketing and towing. An announcement will be made when the parking ban is lifted. If your car is towed it will be $155 tow fee plus a $150 ticket. There is a $35 storage fee per day that your car is held at the tow lot. It is strongly advised that you find off-street parking during a snow emergency. The tow lot is located at 40 Federal Street behind the Fire Department Headquarters at 725 Western Avenue.

Snow Emergency Parking At Lynn Public Schools

Only during a snow emergency, parking for those residents without a driveway is available at a limited to the following Lynn Public Schools only.

Please note that vehicles left at the school sites must be removed at the conclusion of the snow emergency.  If the snow emergency ends after 9 PM, cars must be removed by 6 AM the following morning or be subject to ticketing and/or towing.

1. Breed Middle School 90 O'Callaghan Way
2. Classical High School 235 O'Callaghan Way
3. Lynn English High School 50 Goodridge Street
4. LVTI Main - Fieldhouse (toward main building) 80 Neptune Blvd
5. Thurgood Marshall Middle School 100 Brookline Street
Aborn Elementary Ingalls Elementary
Brickett Elementary Lincoln-Thomson Elementary
Callahan Elementary Lynn Woods Elementary
Cobbet Elementary Marshall Middle School
William P. Connery Elementary Pickering Middle School
Drewicz Elementary Sewell-Anderson Elementary
Fallon Elementary Shoemaker Elementary
Fecteau- Leary Junior/Senior High Sisson Elementary
Ford Elementary Tracy Elementary
Harrington Elementary Washington Elementary
Hood Elementary  

Additional Parking Alternatives

Parking is also available at the Ellis Street Municipal Lot (School Street side), the MBTA Garage* at the intersection of Broad and Market streets (parking charge of $4 per vehicle) and the Manning Field Parking Lot on Ford Street 

Sand Barrel and Bin Locations | Updated September 2016 (W= Ward)

WARD 1  

Trevitt Avenue
Ann Lane (3)
St. Pius Church
Sluice Road (2)
Log Cabin Road
Patterson Road (1)
Bagley Terrace
Janice Road
Hollis Road (2)
Clifton Street
291 Den Quarry Road
48 Lansing Road
Verdmont Avenue
Gordon Road
Mazza Road

Judge Road at Bridal Path Road
58 Judge Road
Broadway Fire Station
Uphill Lane
38 Maryellen Drive
10 Woodland South
18 Greatwoods Terrace (1)
149 Den Quarry Road Marianne Road
Lynnfield Street Firehouse
Williams Street at Thompson Lane
Hudson Street at Boyton Street
Shirley Road (1)
Bradford Road at Copeland Road
Range Heights Road
Cannon Rock Road

WARD 2  
Valley Road
Spring Road & Terrace (2)
Pleasant View Avenue
8 Windsor Avenue
17 Morton Hill Avenue
Appleton Street
48 Ocean View Avenue
Upland Rd (2)
Valley Road
Bulfinch Terrace
Manning Road
Westview Road
122 Fellsmere Street

Dibble Road (1)
Flax View Terrace
74 Silvia Street at Dead End
15-19 Fernwood Ave
Gail Road at Commonwealth Road
Intervale St at Fairview Avenue
Moon Road
Ashlee Glen at Verona St
Rockdale Avenue (Dead End)
Rockdale Avenue at Urban Street
22 Broadway Circle
Grandview Avenue at Urban Street
WARD 2, 3, 4  
180 Fayette Street at Collins Street
Tudor Street at Sherman Terrace
Bloomfield Street at Chatham Street
New Ocean Street at Eastern Ave.
New Ocean Street at Ocean Street
16 Mountain Avenue
Summit Ave at Mountain Avenue
32 Summit Avenue
82 Clark Street
Madison Streetat Milton Street
Mass Ave at Chatham Street
Marianna Street at Fiske Avenue
Collins Street at Fayette Street

Birch Street at Nursing Home
Isabella Street at Grandview PIace
Michigan Avenue at St. Claire Street
Superior Street at Eastern Avenue
Kenwood Terrace
Sachem Avenue at Tudor Street
Grosvenor Park at Grosvenor Way
Eastern Avenue Opposite School
Fearless Avenue at Crescent Street
50 Gertrude Street
Archer Street at Grandview
WARD 5  
5 Forest Hill Avenue
Hill Crest Avenue (2)
Hancock Street
Gayron Way Philbrick Court
Bradford Terrace
Sunnyside Road (2)
Linwood PIace
Woodlawn Street Fire House
Woodlawn Street at Tapley Street
Sadler Street at Perkins Street (2)
Sadler Street at Walnut Street

WARD 7  
25 Woodbury Avenue
Belmont Avenue
Spruce Street at Belmont Avenue
Spruce Street at Oak St.
Revere Avenue at Walnut St.
Revere Avenue at Belmont Avenue
Belmont Avenue at Walnut Street
Shady Lane at Gateway Lane
32 Echo Grove Avenue
25 Tower Avenue
22 Winnepurkit Avenue

Belle Avenue at Ashland Street
Oakland Terrace
54 Oakland Avenue
Dearborn Terrace
60 Dearborn Avenue
Safford Road at Echo Grove Avenue
48 Ridge Avenue
Glen Terrace at Menlo Terrace
Rock Street
Kiwanis Club Pennybrook Road
Pigeon Coop
99 Beacon Hill Avenue
Beacon Hill Avenue at Dead End
Look Out Terrace (2)
Wilson Street at Hollingsworth (2)
Dorinda Circle
Churchill PIace
Henry Avenue at Nichols Avenue
Henry Avenue off Western Avenue
Circuit Avenue
Halford PIace
Hawthorn Street at Allen Avenue
Herbert Street at Hamilton Avenue
Bellair Ave off Lawton Avenue
Apple Street at Allen Avenue
3 Acorn Street at Base of Hill
50 Eade Street
Rockaway Court
Hamilton Avenue at Grover Street
Hollingsworth Street Fire House
3 Trenton Terrace
Nichols Avenue at Western Avenue
37 Union Court
30 High Street
West Green Street
City Lots  
Andrew Street
Buffum Street
Ellis Street
Johnson Street
Wyoma Square
Impound Lot

EAST LYNN | Italics = Bin Address Location of Barrel/Bin
Administration Building
English High (2)
Marshall Middle School

Pickering Middle School

Lynn Woods

Commercial Street
21 Dexter Street
123 Lewis Street
409 Eastern Avenue
24 Oakwood Avenue
50 Goodridge Street
19 Porter Street
1 Collins Street Terrace
49 Hollingsworth Street
58 Conomo Avenue
70 Conomo Avenue
26 Regina Road
31 Trevett Avenue

Front Entrance
Back Door
Front Entrance
Back Door
Back Loading Dock
Bike Room
Front Entrance Custodian Entrance Front Entrance
Front Ent. and Bike Rm.
Front Entrance
Basement Entrance

WEST LYNN | Italics = Bin Address Location of Barrel/Bin
Lynn Tech
Fecteau Leary School
Connery (2)
Sewell Anderson
Classical High
Breed Middle School

80 Neptune Blvd.
58 Blossom Street
40 Franklin Street North Common Street North Common Street
50 Elm Street
34 Hood Street
35 Walnut Street
25 Ontario Street
Robinson Street
115 Gardiner Street
235 O'Callaghan Way O'Callaghan Way O'Callaghan Way
Between Gym and Sch. Corner of Yard Blossom
Front Entrance
Front Entrance
Girls Side Entrance
Side Entrance
Back Entrance
Front Entrance
Top BackStairs/Sidewalk
Front Entrance
Front Entrance
Custodian Entrance
Front Entrance
Ent. and Loading Dock

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New Item Acrobat Documents For Download (PDF)
  Sand Barrel Location List | Updated September 2016

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