Sunday, January 13, 2008

Snow Emergency; Boston Public Schools Closed Monday

City Declares Snow Emergency - Sunday 1/13/2008

Mayor Thomas M. Menino today declared a snow emergency in anticipation of forecasted heavy snowfall tonight. The snow emergency and parking ban will go into effect at midnight tonight. Putting public safety as the top priority, Mayor Menino reminded residents of the following:

# Move cars from main arterials during snow emergencies. A listing of main arterials can be found at:

# Do not park cars within 20 feet of an intersection. Parking too close to an intersection can restrict emergency vehicle access.

# Do not throw snow back into the street. "Throwbacks" force the city to remove snow from the same street twice.

# Shovel out fire hydrants close to your home.

# Property owners are reminded to shovel snow from sidewalks that abut homes and businesses.

# Do not double park.

# Keep wheelchair ramps clear.

# Check on elderly and neighbors and others in need.

During declared snow emergencies, discounted parking is available at several parking lots and garages to cars that display Boston resident parking stickers. A list of locations is available at

Residents with storm-related questions or concerns should call the City of Boston Storm Center at (617) 635-3050.

Boston Public Schools

Closed for Monday, January 14, 2008

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