Mayor Menino urges caution, public transportation
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Mayor Menino released a statement Friday morning urging all commuters to use caution and if possible, public transportation to keep as many cars off the road as possible.
“The best way to help us clear the roads is to stay off them as much as possible,” Mayor Menino said. “Let the Public Works crews work. I’m asking residents to use common sense and stay off the roads.”
On streets other than major arteries, residents were advised not to park within 20 feet of an intersection or further than one foot from the curb, as this impedes access for both emergency vehicles and snow plows. Boston Police and the Boston Transportation Department will be enforcing these parking regulations to ensure access for Public Works crews.
Boston Public Works crews have been at work since early Thursday and will be on the job throughout the duration of the snow event. 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.