Parking Ban Ends at 5 p.m. Wednesday

Major arteries where parking was banned as of 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. The ban lifted at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 28.

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Major arteries where parking was banned as of 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. The ban lifted at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 28.

Mayor Marty Walsh announced he was ending the parking ban at 5 p.m. If your car is in one of the emergency lots, it should be moved by 7 p.m.

In Jamaica Plain, those auxiliary lots were:

Public parking lots for snow emergencies

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Public parking lots for snow emergencies

Walsh called on Bostonians to keep helping clear sidewalks, catch basins and fire hydrants.

The mayor’s office offered these safety reminders:

  • 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 requires streets to be plowed again.
  • 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. A list of the City’s fire hydrants and catch basins can be found here.
  • 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) is running around the clock and the City’s social media and mobile technology strategy will be in full effect throughout the storm, including the Citizens Connect app.

For all your JP blizzard news in one place, check Jamaica Plain Storm Center.