Residents urged to abide by snow regulations offer help with shoveling sidewalks, fire hydrants, and pedestrian ramps to older adults and neighbors with disabilities

BOSTON – Tuesday, February 13, 2024 – Mayor Michelle Wu today announced that the snow emergency and parking ban currently in effect will be lifted today at 4:00 p.m. Residents parked in participating discounted lots and garages must remove their cars by 6:00 p.m. to avoid being charged regular rates. The use of space savers is permitted for 48 hours after the end of the emergency. Space savers are prohibited at all times in the South End and Bay Village. Space savers that violate these rules may be collected and discarded by the Public Works Department (PWD). Property owners are reminded that a 42” wide path of travel is required to accommodate wheelchairs and strollers along sidewalks.

City teams monitoring the pending storm last evening and overnight were in regular communication with the Boston Transportation Department and Boston Police Department. Given sudden and drastic changes to the forecast, no vehicles were towed for violating the parking ban overnight and the City will continue to pause on ticketing or towing until the parking ban is officially lifted at 4 p.m. Leaving the parking ban in effect until this afternoon allows time for residents who may have parked in one of the participating discounted lots and garages to retrieve their vehicle.

“I’m grateful for City teams who monitored the storm overnight and have been prepared to clear our roadways and respond to any emergencies,” said Mayor Michelle Wu. “Even as the forecasts and weather conditions are shifting rapidly, we ask that you please check on your neighbors, family, and friends to be sure everyone is safe.”

Boston City Hall and all municipal buildings including BCYF community centers and Boston Public Library branches will be open tomorrow. Boston Public Schools will be open on Wednesday, February 14.

Trash and recycling pick-up will continue on a regular schedule. Curbside food waste collection will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week. Residents are encouraged to download the Trash Day App for more information.

Residents are reminded to call 911 to assist individuals experiencing homelessness or vulnerable individuals out in the cold who appear immobile, disoriented or underdressed for the weather. For non-emergencies, residents can call 311.

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