Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces that due to the inclement weather all non-emergency offices will be closed, which includes City Hall, Clerks office. Court, Hammond Port Authority, Hammond Water and Sanitary District. The Mayor’s office, public works and police department will be open answering phones.
Public Works has been out since Thursday plowing and salting roads. There are over 50 plow trucks/salt trucks out, 4 front end loaders and their entire staff from tire repair, mechanics, radio dispatch to office personnel answering resident’s concerns. Public Works will be here continuously until cleanup is complete and then back out again tonight for the next round of snow.
In the case of a power outage, we will open up the Civic Center and Jean Shepherd Center as warming centers.
Please watch out for your neighbors especially the elderly.