Jamaica Plain Storm Center: Traffic Woes as Storm Continues

Students from the Curley board their bus on Feb. 13, 2014.

Chris Helms

Students from the Curley board their bus on Feb. 13, 2014.

Thursday, Feb. 13

4:14 p.m. — Universal Hub reports traffic being at more-than-usual standstill status around Forest Hills.

Expected snowfall totals for Boston area from National Weather Service as of 1 p.m. Thursday (Totals are through 7 a.m. Friday)

National Weather Service

Expected snowfall totals for Boston area from National Weather Service as of 1 p.m. Thursday (Totals are through 7 a.m. Friday)

1:15 p.m. — The National Weather Service has scaled back its snowfall total estimates because of warming ground temperatures. JP is still in the “4-6 inches” part of their map as of 1 p.m.

Big, wet snow falling in JP at the Connelly Branch Library on Feb. 13, 2014

Chris Helms

Big, wet snow falling in JP at the Connelly Branch Library on Feb. 13, 2014

12:55 p.m. — It’s back to snow now, with big, wet flakes.

11:39 a.m. — And now it looks like we’re getting…rain! I wonder if forecasters have completely missed it with this storm. Harvey Leonard at WCVCB said it may flip back and forth between rain and snow for next few hours.

Plow drives down Centre Street on Feb. 13, 2014

Chris Helms

Plow drives down Centre Street on Feb. 13, 2014

9:39 a.m. — Lots of plows are out, but there isn’t much for them to do. It’s starting to come down harder now. City has not declared a snow emergency yet. They’ll update this page when/if they do.

7:51 a.m. — Sorry, BPS students. Classes are on as scheduled today. BPS Tweets that you can track the location of your school bus here: http://ow.ly/tzywM

Thursday a storm is expected to bring not only several inches of snow, but also a real mess. Rain and sleet are expected on top of wet, heavy snow that could cause limbs and power lines to snap.

(First posted at 7:52 a.m. Thursday)

The Jamaica Plain News will be keeping an eye on the neighborhood. Check back for updates. Below, we’ve listed important resources and telephone numbers you might need during and after the storm. I highly recommend signing up for the city’s AlertBoston service. You’ll get emergency notifications (like when parking bans begin and end) direct to your phone or email. For iPhone and Android users, the city’s CitizensConnect app is a must-have. You can report virtually any city problem quickly, with a photo and in a way you can track whether the city fixes the problem.

The city recommends these numbers for snow-related emergencies:

  • Emergencies (Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Services): 911
  • Mayor’s Hotline (24-Hrs): 617-635-4500
  • ABCD Fuel Assistance: 617-357-6012
  • Boston Water & Sewer: 617-989-7000
  • Consumer Complaints: 617-635-3834
  • Department of Conservation and Recreation: 617-626-4973
  • Elderly Commission: 617-635-4366
  • Inspectional Services: 617-635-1010
  • MBTA: 617-222-3200
  • MassDOT: 857-368-6111
  • National Grid Gas: 800-322-3223
  • NSTAR Electric & Gas: 800-592-2000
  • Tow Lot: 617-635-3900
  • Verizon: 800-837-4966