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Boston Parking Ban Ends 5 p.m. Friday

Residents must move cars from alternative parking by 7 p.m. to get discounted rate.

File photo.
File photo.
Boston will end its snow emergency and parking ban at 5 p.m. Friday. Residents can return their cars to the affected streets.

You're on the clock, however: You must move your car from its alternative parking area by 7 p.m. if you want to keep the discounted rate. You lose that break in price if you wait too long.

In its release announcing the parking ban's end, the city offered these tips to homeowners:
  • Carbon Monoxide is an odorless and tasteless gas that results from combustion and can quickly become fatal. Residents should clear snow and debris away from mufflers before starting the car and ensure that external vents are cleared of snow. If you are using a generator, make sure it is far enough away to vent air and gases away from the home.

  • Take public transportation whenever possible. 

  • Do not park within 20 feet of an intersection or further than one foot from the curb, as this impedes access for both emergency vehicles and snow plows. 

  • Parking space savers must be removed 48 hours after a snow emergency is lifted. The City’s Department of Public Works will begin removing space savers left out beyond this period.

  • Please shovel out any fire hydrants and catch basins near your home or business. This will be particularly important in advance of expected rain on Monday. 

  • Property owners are reminded to shovel snow from sidewalks and curb ramps that abut their homes and businesses.

  • Do not throw snow back into the street. “Throwbacks” force the city to remove snow from the same street twice.  Violators will be fined.

  • Older residents or those with health conditions should seek help from family, friends or neighbors shoveling this heavy wet snow.  

  • Please check on elderly or disabled neighbors. 

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