New Bedford has experienced several major winter storms over the past several years – most notably the so-called Blizzard of ’93 and the Blizzard of ’96. Remember that a winter storm can be lethal! Preparing for cold weather conditions and responding to them effectively can reduce the dangers caused by winter storms.

During winter storm season, pay attention to local weather forecasts. Check our weather links.

The City of New Bedford has prepared a Guide to Snow Storms that contains information on the city’s snow removal parking ban, availability of off-street parking and locations of sand barrels. You may contact New Bedford Emergency Management (call 508- 991-6386 or for a copy of this guide.

When the city is under a threat of a winter storm, parking band and related information will be available on New Bedford Government Access Channel 18. Also, Radio Station WBSM – AM 1420 is an additional source for local storm information.