Advisory* Issued for Dec. 29-30, 2012
(Boston - December 28, 2012) Mayor Menino is reminding residents to
be mindful this weekend as the region’s first winter weather event
approaches. The storm is expected to result in up to 6 inches of
snow in Boston, beginning around noon on Saturday and continuing
through 8 a.m. Sunday, but the forecast remains fluid.
This afternoon, members of the Mayor's
Snow Team met to discuss the latest storm related information and
response plans for the weekend. The Snow Team will continue to
monitor the forecast throughout the weather event, and will receive
an updated forecast at 8 p.m. this evening.
“The City is preparing for winter weather and we’re asking residents
to do the same,” Mayor Menino said. “Our team will be actively
monitoring this weather pattern through the evening tonight, and are
prepared to respond and get our roads and walkways clear in time for
First Night celebrations on Monday. With so many people coming to
visit Boston for First Night, safety is our number one concern.”
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, stairs and pedestrian ramps to prevent slippery
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.
Use caution when walking near
buildings that may have falling snow or ice.
Parking rules are strictly enforced
during snow storms. Do not block driveways, crosswalks or ramps, and
do not park within 20 feet of an intersection
Boston Public Works crews are prepared
for the snow event, and will be pre-treating roads and readying snow
removal equipment across the city’s district yards.
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.
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