Boston Emergency Parking Ban Still in Effect
The city's snow emergency is still on until Public Works crews can adequately clear the roadways.
Boston's parking ban on major roads throughout the city will remain in effect, the mayor announced on Saturday afternoon.
“We’re halfway there,” Mayor Thomas Menino said. “Our crews have been out there, non-stop, and our residents have listened to the early warnings to stay home and stay off the roads. We’re not out of the woods yet. Right now, it’s critical that residents continue to work with us and let the crews have full access to the streets.”
City officials said public works crews are out in full force, but it will take significant time, even after the snow stops this afternoon, to clear every roadway.
It is vital that residents continue to stay off the roads and let the process run its course, according to the mayor.
Boston Snow Facts
- Boston Public Works has nearly 600 pieces of equipment on city streets
- 1,350 tons of salt had been spread as of 7 a.m. Saturday, with much more salt being dumped as plowing progresses and the snowfall slows
- Boston Police, Fire and EMS continue to have additional staff and vehicles on duty.
- As of 9 a.m., there were no roads blocked due to downed trees.
If you see any problems in your neighborhood, you can report it to the mayor's hotline at 617-635-4500.
For updates and other information about the Feb. 8-9 winter storm, see Charlestown Patch's storm center.