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Snow emergency declared Wednesday in Boston

Posted by Swati Gauri Sharma  January 26, 2011 03:36 PM

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The snow emergency has been declared for 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Here are some guidelines from the city's website:

-- During a Snow Emergency, parking is prohibited on all major arteries in Boston. These streets are posted with “Tow Zone No Parking During Snow Emergency” signs.

-- On streets other than major arteries, 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.

-- City Hall will be open for business on Thursday. All employees are directed to report to work.

-- Older residents or those with health conditions should refrain from shoveling this heavy wet snow.

-- Do not throw snow back into the street. “Throwbacks” force the city to remove snow from the same street twice.

-- Property owners are reminded to shovel snow from sidewalks that abut their homes and businesses and any handicapped ramps close to your homes or business.

Useful Links:

  • Find more parking information here.
  • Find more snow related information here.

Read Mayor Thomas M. Menino's most recent press release here.

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