For Immediate Release
December 28, 2015
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BOSTON - Monday, December 28, 2015 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh is urging commuters to be cautious during the Tuesday morning commute, as snow is expected to accumulate overnight and sleet and freezing rain will continue on Tuesday. Commuters are encouraged to take public transportation if possible in the morning and throughout the day.
"While we have made unprecedented preparations for this winter, we ask for everyone's cooperation overnight and into Tuesday, as our crews work to clear the roads," said Mayor Walsh. "I also remind all Boston residents to check on neighbors, especially the elderly and disabled, and if you see someone in need of shelter to call 911."
The Office of Emergency Management is actively monitoring the forecast. Current forecasts show that 1-2 inches of snow is expected to accumulate in Boston overnight, and sleet and freezing rain will continue throughout the day.
The Public Works Department (PWD) is prepared, and working with contracted crews to determine the time frame of when equipment will be deployed based on the forecast as it is updated. Crews have worked throughout the weekend to ensure that all equipment is ready. Over 45,000 tons of salt is available, and the focus will be on clearing the roads for Tuesday's morning commute.
Residents are encouraged sign-up for AlertBoston to receive emergency alerts and to call 311, download the BOS:311 app, or tweet at @BOS311 with questions or concerns. Follow @CityofBoston for the latest updates.