Phone Numbers, Internet Sites To Have Handy During the Belmont Blizzard

Photo: Numbers you’ll need to keep close-by during the blizzard.

With Thursday’s nor’easter forecast to bring a foot of drifting snow and steady sustained winds, residents who were anticipating a day of Netflix and cooking could find their homes in the dark due to down power lines or  localized flooding. 

Below are a few sites and phone numbers to keep close-by during the Belmont Blizzard “just in case.”

  • Call 911 only if the emergency is life threatening.
  • If the power goes out, call Belmont Light’s notification number at 617-993-2800. You can see the location of outages in Belmont on a real time map here.
  • A question about snowplowing on public streets? Call the DPW’s Highway Division 617-993-2690.
  • Everything you need to know about the storm and town resources can be found online at 
  • Get updates on all sorts of town information at the Belmont Police twitter page,, and at the Town Administrator’s site.

Library Closing at 12:30PM Monday; Town Offices at 1PM Due to Snow


Due to the pending snow storm, the following town services will be closing early today, Monday, Feb. 8:

  • Town offices including Belmont Town Hall and the Homer Building will close at 1 p.m. 
  • Belmont Public Library is closing at 12:30 p.m. All events scheduled this afternoon and tonight at the library have been canceled. 
  • All Belmont Recreation Department programs and events have been postponed. 

Belmont Will Be Under Yet Another Snow Emergency Parking Ban at 10 PM Sunday

One last time? Please?

The Belmont Police Department is issuing a Snow Emergency Parking Ban in effect from 10 p.m. Sunday, March 1, through 7 a.m., on Monday, March 2.

Despite the arrival of six inches of additional snow – the totals for Boston and surrounding towns will reach nearly 100 inches by the end of Monday – trash and recycling collection will be operating on its normal weekday schedule.

Please visit the Town website; and social media accounts for further updates.  If you have any further questions please call 617-993-2698

Parking Ban Lifted at 7AM, Monday; Followed by Partial Parking Ban

The full Snow Emergency Parking Ban will be lifted at 7 a.m., Monday, Feb. 16. Until that time, a full parking ban will be in effect, including a ban on on-street parking as well as municipal and school parking lots. Violators will be ticketed and towed.

After 7 a.m., the partial Snow Emergency Parking Rules will be in effect which limits parking on most streets to the odd-numbered side of the street.

Trash will be picked up on normal schedule which due to the President’s Day holiday, will not begin until Tuesday, Feb. 17.

And parents will not have to fear a sixth snow day being declared; Belmont schools are on February recess for the entire week.

Schools Closed Monday, Parking Ban In Effect at Midnight, Trash Will Be Collected

The Belmont Public Schools will be closed on Monday, Feb. 2, due to a pending snow storm that is expected to drop up to a foot of snow on the town. In addition, the Belmont Public Library and the Beech Street Center will be closed on Monday.

Beginning at midnight, Monday, Feb. 2, the town is declaring a snow emergency during which there will be a parking ban on on-street parking and in the three town municipal and six public school parking lots.

Trash and recycling pickup will occur on Monday despite the storm. Also, Town Offices will be open on Monday.

Snow Emergency Ending Noon, Wednesday; Town Offices, Library Remain Closed

Belmont’s Snow Emergency Parking Ban will be lifted at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 28, according to the Belmont Police Department.

The removal of the ban – put in place on Monday at 6 p.m.  due to the nor’easter that arrived on Tuesday, Jan. 27 – will allow residents and commuters to park on the street as well as the town’s commuter and school parking lots.

While the roads will be open, town offices, the Belmont’s schools as well as the Belmont Public Library will remain closed.