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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES BOSTON PARKING BAN IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, URGES RESIDENTS TO STAY OFF THE ROAD AS STORM CONTINUES

BOSTON - Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced Tuesday afternoon that the parking ban in the City of Boston will remain in effect until further notice and stressed continued precaution as Boston continues to bear the brunt of the severe winter storm. 

“Boston is still in the middle of a winter storm of historic proportions,” said Mayor Walsh. “People should only be driving under emergency circumstances. We are doing everything we can to dig out and stay on top of every safety concern, but we need everyone’s co-operation. It is not time for anyone to relax or get complacent." 

City of Boston Updates

The City has every available resource at work. The Emergency Operations Center remains open and will continue to be through the end of the storm and recovery.

The Department of Public Works has over 700 plows out, actively clearing major arteries and secondary roads and is using snow farms in the Seaport,  Dorchester, and Hyde Park.

As of 3 p.m. Tuesday, the Mayor's hotline (617-635-4500) had received 1,328 calls. 100 percent of the calls have been answered in under 30 seconds, at an average of 4 seconds – half the typical wait time.

The Boston Public Health Commission reports that shelter facilities were able to maintain adequate capacity for the demand, and outreach teams continue to identify individuals in need of shelter.  

Information on the storm will continued to be updated on boston.gov/snow

Schools

Boston Public Schools will remain closed on Wednesday, January 28 and a decision has not yet been made on school for Thursday. 

Safety Tips
  • Do not walk in the street unless for emergency reasons. Plow drivers have reported close calls with people wearing hats and headphones.
  • Do not shovel snow into the street. Shoveling snow in the street creates a safety hazard for emergency vehicles and it undermines the hard work of the City’s Public Works Department.
  • Carbon Monoxide poisoning remains a top concern. Remember to keep exhaust pipes and vents clear of snow. Sitting in a car while idling can be deadly if the tailpipe is blocked. Do not let children sit in an idling car while shoveling.  Clear any household exhaust pipes of snow. For example, gas exhaust from heating system or dryer. Call 911 immediately if you suspect Carbon Monoxide poisoning.
  • Remember to keep catch basins and fire hydrants clear.  
  • If you see a person in need of shelter, of it there is an emergency, please call 911.
  • Please check on neighbors, especially the elderly and disabled.
  • For those with questions or concerns, help is available through several channels. The Mayor’s Hotline (617-635-4500) will be running with extra staff around the clock for the next two days and the City’s social media and mobile technology strategy will be in full effect throughout the storm, including the Citizens Connect app.
BOSTON - JANUARY 27, 2015 - As of 6 p.m. Monday, the Boston Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was activated to monitor the impact of the Blizzard on Boston and coordinate the City's response operations. A blizzard warning remains in effect until January 28 at 1:00 a.m., and officials continue to monitor for coastal flooding. Boston Public Schools remain closed today, Tuesday, January 27, and will be closed on Wednesday, January 28.
“We saw no major incidents overnight,” said Mayor Walsh. “Thank you to all the residents who are staying off the roads to keep them clear for snow equipment and emergency vehicles. Please continue to adhere to driving restrictions, and keep an eye on your neighbors.”

Public Works has 715 pieces of equipment dedicated for snow and ice removal deployed, and crews are focused on keeping major arterials and secondary roads passable. As the storm decreases in strength crews will focus on widening streets to the curb and plowing alleys and dead ends.

Information on the storm will continue to be updated on boston.gov/snow.

City of Boston Snow Operations, Overnight Update
  • As of 4:30am, snow totals ranged from 8.5 inches in the Boston Common to 11 inches in West Roxbury.  Drifts averaged about 12 inches.
  • As of 4:30am, NStar reported no outages in Boston.  The largest outage overnight was 155 customers in Jamaica Plain. Power was restored for 104 customers, with the rem remaining put on a generator.
  • As of 3:30am, the City had issued 363 tags and towed 131 vehicles for non-compliance with the snow emergency parking ban
  • Parks responded to one tree call and has 7 plows out salting and plowing.
  • From midnight to 3:30am EMS responded to 35 calls. Staffing for Tuesday day shift is 29 Ambulances.
  • As of 3:30am, Boston Fire responded to two building fires, one in the West End and one in Roxbury. Staffing levels increased to 4 additional engine companies and 2 ladder companies. In addition, 8 vehicles staffed with personnel for downed wire calls in order to free up engines.
  • On Monday, January 26 the Mayor’s Hotline received 3,250 calls. As of 4:30am on Tuesday, January 27, the Mayor’s Hotline had received 47 calls.  A majority of the calls were regarding towing.  
  • The boston.gov/snow website saw four times the normal web traffic on Monday, and twitter engagements were up 400%.
  • The Boston Water and Sewer Commission reported a collapsed catch basin at 1405 Commonwealth Ave., a fire hydrant hit at 12 Marlin Rd in Roxbury, and a frozen hydrant at 136 Rosseter St in Dorchester.
  • Morrissey Blvd was closed due to flooding until 6:30am.

The EOC includes representatives of the Boston Centers For Youth and Families, Boston Emergency Medical Services, the Boston Fire Department, the Boston Parks Department, the Boston Police Department, the Boston Public Health Commission, the Boston Transportation Department, NSTAR, the Office of Emergency Management, and the Public Works Department.

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