West Roxbury Storm Center: Lots of Snow!
Check here often for updates about service delays and cancellations, new forecast information, and more info you'll need to make it through the storm.
The current storm, Feb. 7-9:
- The National Weather Service predicts between one and two feet of snow for Boston, with a strong chance of coastal flooding.
- National Weather Service forecast
- Current NWS Storm warnings and advisories: Blizzard Watch
- #MBTA Service Suspended on All Lines Effective 3:30 PM on Friday, Feb. 8th
- Governor has asked all drivers to be off the road by noon on Friday.
- Boston has declared a snow emergency for Friday starting at 12 p.m.
- Boston's parking ban remains in effect through Saturday.
- The state's driving ban is lifted as of Saturday at 4 p.m.
- West Roxbury snow emergency parking restrictions
- The official city of Boston snow information page
- Governor Patrick said that as of today, Friday, at 4 p.m. no vehicle traffic is allowed on roads: "I have signed an executive order banning vehicle traffic effective at 4 p.m. today."
Delays, Cancellations and Closings:
- Schools: All Boston Public Schools are CLOSED on Friday.
- Catholic Memorial School is CLOSED on Friday
- Boston Ward 20 Democratic Caucus has been CANCELLED for Saturday and will be rescheduled.
- The free photo op at Lord's & Lady's Hair Salons for Saturday has been rescheduled for Feb. 16.
- Municipal buildings: City Hall will close to the public at noon Friday.
- State offices: Open
- Courthouses: All state courthouses and offices will close at noon Friday. All emergency matters will be handled according to after-hours Trial Court procedures. All first day jurors scheduled for Boston are cancelled.
- Other delays reported to WHDH
- MBTA travel advisories
- Tolls are not being collected after 2 p.m. on Friday.
- Logan Airport: Open, but with many cancelations and delays.
- Symphony Hall: The 1:30 p.m. Boston Symphony Orchestra performance at Symphony Hall has been canceled. For refunds, call 888-266-1200.
- Trash/Recycling: Collection began at 6 a.m. on Friday. Crews began working early and will shut down when it is no longer safe to be on the roads.
- Community Centers: All Boston Centers for Youth and Family buildings are closed Friday through Sunday, Feb. 8-10.
- Libraries: All Boston Public libraries will be closed Friday through Sunday, Feb. 8-10.
- Parking meters: Normal rules apply
- Tow lot: Normal hours
- Street cleaning: Normal schedule
- City cemeteries: Closed until Monday, Feb. 11
- City golf courses: Closed until Monday, Feb. 11
Scroll down for important phone numbers, websites and more. Stay with West Roxbury Patch as we keep you updated throughout the storm.
Important numbers listed by the city:
- Emergencies (Police, Fire, EMS): 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
- DCR Storm Desk: 617-727-1680
- 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
- Resident can also receive snow updates using the City's Alert Boston system.
List of city-authorized cab companies:
- Top Cab: 617-266-4800
- Boston Cab: 617-536-3200
- I.T.O.A. Cab: 617-825-4000
- City Cab: 617-536-5100
- Metro Cab: 617-782-5500
- Tunnel Taxi: 617-567-2700
- 617TaxiCab: 617-829-4222
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Snow removal during and after the storm
- Track city and contractor plows during the storm
- Boston snow removal rules and fines
- Adopt a hydrant to clear of snow