City of Nashua Declares Snow Emergency

Be prepared for blizzard conditions.

The National Weather Service is anticipating blizzard conditions including snow rates of 1-2” per hour beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 8, and continuing through 3 p.m. on Saturday.

The City of Nashua has declared a snow emergency starting on Friday, February 8, at 2 p.m. until Saturday, February 9 at 7 p.m. This snow emergency may be adjusted if weather conditions change.

It is very challenging to keep streets clear with snowfall of this magnitude. Forecasts are calling for deteriorating conditions for the Friday evening commute. If possible, please remain off the roads during this time for your safety and to make room for equipment working to keep roads open.
Parking of cars on the street and in the municipal surface lots is prohibited during this time. FREE parking will be available in the Elm Street and High Street garages during the snow emergency.

During the hours of the snow emergency, the City of Nashua will be towing vehicles remaining on the street and in the municipal surface lots. Owners of towed vehicles may retrieve their cars at the Solid Waste Department (Landfill) and must pay a fine of $295 (cash, money order or credit card only). Please note that cars may be picked up during the storm until Sunday, February 10 at 10 a.m. or during normal business hours.

Depending on the duration of the storm and snowfall amounts, crews may need extensive time once the storm ends to clean all street and sidewalk routes. Please call the Public Works snow line at 589-4795 for up to date information. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as our dedicated Public Works crews work around the clock to clear snow during this major snow event.

Nashua Transit System has cancelled night service on Friday, February 8. On Saturday February 9, transit service will not begin until 12 pm. If you have any questions about transit service, please call 603-880-0100.

Emergency Management officials are urging citizens to prepare for the storm now. The City of Nashua will keep all informed via www.nashuanh.gov and the Nashua Snow Line at 603-589-4795.

Justin Kates, Director of Emergency Management for the City of Nashua, has tips on what citizens can do to be prepared for this storm.

  •  Only use 911 for emergencies! If you are calling about the storm but do NOT have an emergency, contact the Nashua Snow Line at 603-589-4795.
  • Stay off the road- plow crews and emergency vehicles will be working to clear the roads and respond to emergencies.
  • Have an emergency kit- that includes flashlights and spare batteries, a battery powered radio and extra supplies of food and water.
  • Check on your neighbors and family- make a plan prior to the storm to check-in on elderly neighbors or family
  • Report ALL power outages- in the event power is lost or a power line falls contact PSNH at 1-800-662-7764. Each household must report their own power outage!
  • Clear the streets- Remove basketball hoops, trash cans, and any other snow removal obstructions from city streets.
  • Stay informed- Information will be regularly posted on the city’s website at www.NashuaNH.Gov/emergency and on the City social media accounts: on Twitter @nashuaoem and www.facebook.com/nashuaoem.

Preparedness is everyone’s responsibility. Take the time now to ensure that you and your family will be safe during this winter storm.

What the City of Nashua Is Doing

The City of Nashua Emergency Management Team has been coordinating with the Boston National Weather Service Office and monitoring the track of the storm and potential impacts. In addition, departments within the city have been reviewing their emergency plans, testing generators, and readying snow removal equipment. As the storm approaches, the City will provide citizens with additional information as necessary. Information will be posted on the city’s website at www.NashuaNH.Gov


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