Winter Weather Advisory: Mayor Menino Urges Caution as Winter Weather Impacts Commuting Hours
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For Immediate Release
February 29, 2012
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Mayor's Office
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Mayor's Press Office
Press.Office@cityofboston.gov

Mayor Menino is urging caution as today’s winter weather forecast is predicting snow in Boston that will impact the evening and morning commutes.  This afternoon, members of the Mayor's Snow Team met to discuss the latest storm related information and response plans for the remainder of tonight and into tomorrow morning.  Although the forecast remains uncertain, Boston is currently expected to receive up to 6 inches of snow in some areas of the city.  The Snow Team will continue to monitor the forecast throughout the weather event.

“We’ve enjoyed a mild winter so far, but the season is not over yet,” Mayor Menino said. “The City is preparing for winter weather and we’re asking residents and commuters to do the same, particularly during the evening and early morning commuting hours.”

Boston Public Works crews are prepared for the snow event, having pre-treated roads and readied snow removal equipment across the city’s district yards.

 Mayor Menino reminds residents of the following:      

  • Use public transportation when possible and avoid driving vehicles on slippery roads to keep roadways clear for plowing equipment and emergency vehicles.
  • Property owners are reminded to salt and sand sidewalks and stairs to prevent slippery surfaces.
  • Residents are encouraged to shovel out hydrants and catch basins near or abutting their property to assist our public safety agencies and protect against flooding.   
  • Please check on elderly or vulnerable neighbors who may need help.

Residents with weather-related questions or concerns should call the Mayor’s 24-Hour Hotline at (617) 635-4500.  Residents are encouraged to use the City’s “Know Snow” program for access to other important storm-related information.  To receive notifications, register for the city’s Alert Boston network at http://www.cityofboston.gov/alertboston.  If you would like to receive updates on the storm on Twitter you can follow us: @NotifyBoston

 

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