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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.”

Click here for a list of Charlestown streets banned during a snow emergency.

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.

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Matthew February 10, 2013 at 05:51 AM
From North Conway New Hampshire: pristine streets. No snow, no ice. I can't wait to be back in the city tomorrow to see the colossal screw up that is urban "emergency" planning. Travel bans; parking bans. They're banning everything except scratching your nose. You'd think they'd have a snow storm figured out. Nope! Mumbles and Deval just phoning in, as per usual.
Sara February 10, 2013 at 04:58 PM
No offense but Boston is a little more complex then NH. Give the guys out there some credit, they're working their tails off. Unless of course you'd like to come help clean the streets since you obviously have no snow left to shovel.
Matthew February 10, 2013 at 09:12 PM
I am aware of the differences between rural New Hampshire and inner City Boston. My point was that I find it ridiculous that the City of Boston puts certain expectations on tax paying residents, some of which come with prison sentences, but then slacks on clearing streets. I am also aware that those driving the plows are working very hard. It's the administration that is the problem. I never criticized the people actually our there working, so I'd appreciate it if you don't put words in my mouth.

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