For Immediate Release
March 18, 2013
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With another winter storm expected overnight and into tomorrow morning’s commute, Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced City of Boston preparedness plans. The latest forecasts show Boston could see 4-7 inches of snowfall between midnight and 6 a.m. Some uncertainty remains around when snow will turn to sleet and rain during tomorrow morning’s commute. Residents and commuters should expect a very slow morning commute as the City’s plowing operations continue throughout Tuesday morning. The Mayor and his team will continue to monitor the latest weather reports.
“Our public works crews are prepared to deal with tonight’s expected snowfall, but we are expecting a messy morning commute given the timing of this storm,” Mayor Menino said. “I’m asking residents to use public transportation whenever possible tomorrow to allow our crews to do their jobs.”
Boston Public Works crews will pre-treat roads late tonight and continue work throughout the evening and into tomorrow morning. The department will have 396 pieces of equipment on hand for the overnight, with additional crews reporting at 4 a.m. tomorrow morning.
Residents with weather-related questions or concerns should call the Mayor’s 24-Hour Hotline at (617) 635-4500, or contact us via Twitter using @NotifyBoston. Residents should also visit www.cityofboston.gov/snow for latest updates and to submit requests and find information online.
Mayor Menino also reminds residents of the following:
- Do not throw snow back into the street. “Throwbacks” force the city to remove snow from the same street twice.
- Shovel out fire hydrants, catch basins and pedestrian ramps close to your home.
- 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.
- Do not double-park.
- Please check on elderly neighbors and others in need.
- For additional snow and cold weather safety tips, please visit www.cityofboston.gov/snow
The City’s Shelter Commission asks that any resident who sees a potential medical emergency involving a homeless person dial 911.