Town of Montague declares 'State of Emergency' - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM

Town of Montague declares 'State of Emergency'

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MONTAGUE, MA (WSHM) - The Town of Montague has declared a state of emergency due to snow complications.

Montague Police Chief Chip Dodge told CBS 3 the town needs assistance removing snow from along the roadsides in town.

The town has notified the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and has been put on a list of locations that need specified aid.

“We expect that this will take a while,” Montague Police Chief Chip Dodge said. “We don't know when the assistance from MEMA will show up.”

Dodge said that roads have become difficult for emergency vehicles and general traffic to pass through in certain areas.

“We requested dump trucks, loaders, snow removal equipment as well as the operators,” Dodge said. “Our fingers are crossed that our help will show up soon.”

Due to higher snow totals in Eastern Massachusetts, there has been no timetable given regarding aid to the Town of Montague.

In the meantime, Montague Police are urging residents to abide by the current parking ban that will be in place until further notice.

“Our intentions are to make the roads safer for our residents,” Dodge said.

Montague parking ban:

- Parking is ALLOWED ONLY on the 'even' number side of the road

- ONLY streets that allow parking on both sides are portions of Third Street, Avenue A, Fifth Street and Park Street (where snow has been removed from both sides of the road)

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