Schools, town hall close for snow; Wreaths Across America canceled

Dec 17, 2020

Due to the snowstorm, all Wareham students will attend school remotely today, Dec. 17. No free meals will be distributed by Wareham Public Schools.

Town buildings will also be closed.

“If possible, please stay off the roads,” said Town Administrator Derek Sullivan. “Compacting the snow and slush makes it especially difficult to plow and the driving conditions more dangerous.”

The Wreaths Across America event scheduled for 9 a.m. on the Town Green has been suspended due to the storm. If possible, the event will be rescheduled.

Between Nov. 1 and April 1, there is a ban on street parking during storms with at least three inches of snow until the roads are cleared.

When the town determines that a snow emergency necessitating a parking ban exists, it will be made public on the Municipal Maintenance emergency line at 508-295-5300 and on the town’s website at

Any vehicle or object in the public way, if not removed within one hour after the beginning of a storm, will be subject to towing and/or removal at the owner’s expense.

From 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., the snow emergency parking ban shall not apply to Main Street from Chapel Street to the entrance to Tobey Hospital in the Wareham Village District, and Onset Avenue, from West Central to the Town Pier in the Onset Village District.