In case of a snow emergency, make sure you know where you can and can't park so you don't end up with an expensive ticket and a trip to a tow lot to claim your car.
Do I have to move my car?
Not sure if you're parked on a snow artery? Here's a full list of the streets in West Roxbury you can't park on during a snow emergency:
American Legion Hwy.
Blue Hill Ave.
Canterbury St. from Cummins St. to Poplar St.
Corey St. from Centre St. to Newton Town Line
Forest Hills Entrance Dr.
Hyde Park Ave.
Jamaicaway *** State Controlled by the DCR
Jewish War Veterans Dr.
Pond St. from Centre St. to the Jamaicaway
Pond St. from Arborway to the Brookline line
Poplar St. from Canterbury St. to West St.
Poplar St. from South St. to Washington St.
Seaver St. from Walnut Ave. to Blue Hill Ave.
South Huntington Ave
South St. from Walter St. to Centre St.
South St. from Centre St. to Bussey St. & Washington to Belgrade Ave.
Walk Hill St.
Washington St. From Columbus Ave. to West Roxbury Pkwy.
Alternate Parking for West Roxbury
During declared snow emergencies, discounted parking is available at the following parking lots and garages to cars that display Boston resident parking stickers:
Note: Vehicles may begin entering the participating parking facilities beginning two hours prior to the declared emergency.
Parking Address Spaces Fee
Municipal Lot #034 1891 Centre Street
18 No Charge
Municipal Lot #010 39-41 Corey St
118 No Charge
The city website also offers this Do and Don't list for parking during a snow emergency. Click here for the full parking regulations:
- Remove disabled cars blocking roadways as soon as possible.
- Make your resident parking sticker visible within 24 hours after the end of a storm.
- Park in discount garages in your neighborhood with valid resident parking sticker visible. Arrive up to two hours prior to the start of the snow emergency and leave two hours after the emergency is lifted; otherwise you will be subject to standard parking rates.
- Follow all other parking regulations during snow emergencies; they will be strictly enforced. Parking meters remain in effect.
- Follow winter weather driving tips.
- Park on a posted snow emergency artery during a declared emergency. You will be ticketed and towed.
- Use space savers more than 48 hours after a snow emergency has been lifted.
- Park within 20 feet of an intersection or further than 1 foot from the curb.
- Park in crosswalks or in front of fire hydrants or ramps.
- Park in front of driveways or extend your car from the driveway over the sidewalk or street.
The city also listed several numbers to keep handy during storms:
- 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.