Chief Brian Kyes
19 Park St.
Chelsea, MA 02150
For Immediate Release
Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015
Contact: Captain Keith Houghton
Email: [email protected]
Chelsea Declares Snow Emergency
Schools Closed Monday
CHELSEA — Police Chief Brian Kyes reports that the City of Chelsea has declared a Snow Emergency and Parking Ban, effective at 11 p.m. tonight, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015.
All vehicles must be removed from designated roadways before 11 p.m.
Chelsea Public Schools are closed on Monday, along with City buildings and offices.
“The coming storm will likely bring significant snow to the City of Chelsea, and we are asking residents to stay off the roads during the storm,” Chief Kyes said. “Together, we can safely weather a second storm in as many weeks.”
The Department also offers the following tips:
- Never use your oven as a heat source
- Do not use electric or space heaters while sleeping.
- Keep electric or space heaters at least three feet away from bedding or combustible materials.
- Keep stocks of batteries on hand for radios and flashlights in case of a power outage.
- Never leave candles unattended.
- Beware of carbon monoxide and stay safe by: never warming up your car in the garage, serving your heating system at least once per year, and making sure you have working carbon monoxide detectors in your home.
- Test smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, and change batteries twice per year. Make sure smoke detectors are working on every floor of your home.
ALWAYS clear the tailpipe of a vehicle that is buried in snow BEFORE you start or warm up the vehicle. Failure to do so is a frequent and tragic cause of death in the region.
National Grid: 800-233-5325
If you have any questions, feel free to call Chelsea Police at 617-466-4855. If you fear that a neighbor or resident may be in danger, call the police department or dial 911.