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Quincy braces for round two of storm punch

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  February 1, 2011 08:01 AM

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By Jessica Bartlett, Town correspondent

Round two of storm precipitation has both Quincy College and Quincy Public Schools closed on Wednesday.

Despite the snow, City Hall and the Thomas Crane Public Library have prepared to remain open throughout the day.

Today’s weather should bring more snow to the Quincy area, although many parts of the South Shore are preparing for rain.

According to weather underground, an additional 2-4 inches is expected to fall. Highs will be in the lower 30s with northeast winds 10-15 mph. It will likely snow into the evening as well.

The snow emergency will continue until Thursday at 6 p.m, meaning parking is still prohibited on main arteries. Residents are only allowed to park on the even-numbered side of the street in residential areas.

Last storm, police towed 86 cars, a low number compared to storms prior, where over 100 cars were towed off main roads.

Parking rules will continue to be enforced for this storm.

According to the city website, “vehicles in violation of winter parking rules will be towed at owner's expense. Also, if your vehicle is hampering snow removal operations (i.e. parked too close to an intersection, etc.) it will be towed.”

Towing fees run upwards of $125 per offense plus the cost of storage.

For a list of main arteries where parking is prohibited, click here.

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