Public Works Areas
Public announcements including “Snow Emergency”, “No School” and “Delayed Opening” are reported to the following radio and television stations before 6:15AM of the day in question. Normally, the decision will not be made until the early morning hours of that day. Please refrain from calling your Police or Fire Departments for such information as your call may needlessly tie up public safety personnel.
Seasonal Information Line: 617.730.2610,
In 1987, Brookline Town Meeting voted a Bylaw to require property owners to “maintain sidewalks contiguous to their property in a non-slippery condition suitable for pedestrian travel by clearing all snow and ice from a pathway at least thirty-six (36) inches in width”. The Town of Brookline will continue to enforce this bylaw to ensure the safe passage of pedestrians within the Town.
For more information regarding snow emergencies, towed vehicles, or to report an unplowed or icy street or to report an unshoveled or icy sidewalk, please call our Seasonal Information Line: 617.730.2610, 24 hours a day or visit us on the Web,
If you own a property or business please remember to do the following:
The Department of Public Works clears snow and ice from approximately 250 lane miles of roadway and 40 miles of sidewalk. In addition, the Department is responsible for the clearing of snow from ten public schools, twenty municipal parking lots and all of the public parks and paths. Snow plowing operations remain underway until all roadways are cleared adequately for the safety of the traveling public. Immediately after a storm, snow banks are pushed back to the curb line in order to provide for adequate storage space for future storms. Please consider this timetable when you open your driveways or clear your front walkways and sidewalks so that you may not be disappointed when a snowplow passes by after the snow has stopped falling.
The Brookline Recreation Department is pleased to announce the return of the "Shovel Our Snow Program" that provides residents of Brookline with the names of young people who are willing to shovel snow this winter. This is strictly a referral program. It will be the responsibility of the youngster/ and or youngsters parent or guardian to negotiate an appropriate fee. Please call (617) 730- 2069 for more information.