What to Do With Your Car When it Snows

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During a Snow Emergency

It's important for us to keep main roads clear for plows and emergency vehicles during extreme weather. You will be ticketed and towed if you park on a posted snow emergency artery during a declared snow emergency.

Discount parking is available in garages with a valid resident parking sticker. Discounted parking starts two hours prior to the start of the snow emergency and ends two hours after.

Space Savers

Please remove space savers 48 hours after a snow emergency has been lifted.

When There's Snow on the Streets

Help us keep streets open to plows and emergency vehicles by parking at least 20 feet away from intersections and no further than 1 foot from the curb. Don’t block sidewalks, fire hydrants, ramps, driveways or the street with your vehicle.

For your safety, make sure to clear all snow at least one foot around your muffler before starting your engine. Blocked mufflers can cause carbon monoxide poisoning.

Driving Safety Tips

  • Be extra careful driving during and after snowfall. Don't drive during severe storms or states of emergency.

  • When snowbanks are high, take an extra moment to check for pedestrians and oncoming cars. Be especially carefu near school bus stops.

  • Treat non-working traffic lights as stop signs and proceed cautiously at intersections.

More emergency tips from Ready.gov

Good to Know

  • Important Phone Numbers

    For emergencies (police, fire, EMS) call 911 or 617-343-4911 on a cell phone.

    Elderly Commission: 617-635-4366
    Tow Lot: 617-635-3900
    Fuel Assistance: 617-357-6012

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