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Storm & Current Emergency Information
During all major weather or emergency events, please be sure to check this web site and this page at or call the City of Taunton's Public Information line at 508-880-1513.

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Important Emergency Contact Information:

Please do not call 911 for non-emergencies
Public Information Line
Department of Public Works (Snow removal questions)
Taunton Emergency Management Agency
Fire (General Business Line)
Police (General Business)
Morton Hospital
(Sandbags are available at the DPW, 90 Ingell Street)
Trees Down
To Report Electrical Outages
Road Closure Information
508-880-1513 or Click on Emergency Management at bottom of the page.
City Employee Information
508-880-1513 or Click on Emergency Management at bottom of the page.
Local Media Outlets
WVBF Radio 1530 AM
WSAR Radio 1480 AM
Comcast Channel 17
Verizon Channel 24
Regional Shelters for Taunton Residents: No shelters open at this time.
Recommended: If you are planning to visit a shelter, please bring your personal pillows, blankets, toiletries, towels, snacks, inflatable mattress.
Animals: Please check with the policy of the shelter
Road Closures: None at this time

Parking Ban:

City Wide Parking Ban in Effect 6PM Monday Until 11PM Wednesday

Due to the expected snowstorm, Mayor Thomas Hoye has declared a city-wide parking ban from 6PM Monday, January 26 until 11PM Wednesday, January 28.  The parking ban could be extended or lifted due to changing conditions.

In an effort to keep roadways clear for emergency vehicles and snow plowing operations, all city residents should make every effort to park their vehicles in areas off city streets.  Not adhering to this ban could result in vehicles being towed at the owner’s expense.

“We are asking residents to be patient and to avoid travel during this long duration storm,” said Mayor Tom Hoye. “Our City crews and contractors will be out in full force as soon as the storm starts and remain on the job until it is done.”

Municipal parking lots are located behind City Hall on Summer Street and lots on Cedar Street, Trescott Street, Weir Street (rear of TMLP offices), West Water Street (behind Weir House of Pizza), and Whittenton Street (at Goldstein’s 5 & 10) will be available to anyone who needs a parking space.

City residents are encouraged to avoid calling the Police and Fire Departments for non-emergencies.   For storm related information please call the Taunton Emergency Management Agency’s (TEMA) public information line at 508-880-1514.  Storm information can also be found on the City of Taunton’s website and Facebook page, on radio stations WVBF1530 AM and WSAR 1480 AM, Comcast Cable Stations 9 and 17, Verizon Channel 27, and on TEMA’s Facebook and Twitter pages.  For messages sent directly to your smart phone, text “followtauntonema” to 40404.

Trash Pickup:

Trash & Recycling Pick-Up Cancelled 1/27 & 1/28
Trash and recycling pick-up for Tuesday 1/27 and Wednesday 1/28 has been cancelled.  Thursday's normally scheduled trash and recycling pickup will remain on Thursday, and Friday's normally scheduled trash and recycling pickup will remain on Friday.

School Closings:

All Taunton Public Schools: Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Coyle & Cassidy High School: Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Bristol Plymouth Regional Technical School: Closed Wednesday

Public Building Closings:

City Hall Offices Closed 1/27
Due to the storm conditions predicted for Tuesday 1/27, all non-essential City Hall offices; including those at Temporary City Hall, DPW non-essential staff, Board of Health, EOECD, Library, Parks/Cemeteries & Public Grounds, Human Services and Planning & Conservation, will be closed Tuesday, January 27.

Current Warnings:

Winter Storm Warning until 10 p.m.

Snow Plowing Questions:

If you have questions regarding the city's snow plowing operations, please call the Department of Public Works office at 508-821-1431.

City-Department Activity Cancellations:

For specific department activity cancellations, please visit the web page of each department you are interested in by going to the city's main home page and clicking on "Departments" at the top of the page.