For Immediate Release
December 29, 2015
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BOSTON - Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh is urging commuters to be cautious during the Tuesday evening commute, as freezing rain is expected across Boston creating dangerous driving conditions. Commuters are encouraged to take public transportation if possible.
The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory in effect from 2 p.m. Tuesday until Wednesday at 12:00 a.m. Freezing drizzle will begin between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. then continue into this evening. Accumulation will be a trace to a tenth of an inch of ice. Temperatures will be between 25 degrees (F) and 30 degrees (F). The Office of Emergency Management is actively monitoring the forecast.
"While we have made unprecedented preparations for this winter, I ask for everyone to be extremely cautious if they need to drive this evening," 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 Public Works Department (PWD) has deployed 100 salters, and over 40,000 tons of salt is available. The focus will be on clearing the roads forTuesday's evening commute and Wednesday'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 and boston.gov/snow for the latest updates.