Snow emergency parking bans remain in effect while Boston crews continue to clean up from the historic blizzard throughout the city's neighborhoods.
Boston Public Schools are also closed on Monday, as is Catholic Memorial.
Mayor Thomas Menino visited neighborhoods on Sunday morning to assess the situation. Said Menino via press release, “Our number one priority today is getting to the side streets. Residents have been very patient as we work to recover from the fifth largest snow storm to ever hit the city of Boston. We are doing everything we can to get additional pieces of equipment into residential areas, including coordinating with MEMA to get federal and state resources. As our crews work, I’m urging drivers to continue to stay off the roads.”
Boston worked with MEMA and private contractors for additional equipment to clear residential streets. The primary need for equipment is front end loaders, backhoes and dump trucks, to remove the large, heavy piles of snow blocking roads.
The state of Vermont has also lent a hand, with 20 pieces of equipment, including front end loaders and 10-wheel dump trucks.
Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) will have four community centers open Monday for parents who need a safe place for their child to spend the day. Children must be older than age 6 and any child younger than 12 needs to be dropped off with a parent to fill out a short form before they leave the child. The centers will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open BCYF centers are:
- BCYF Curtis Hall Community Center, 20 South Street, Jamaica Plain
- BCYF Hyde Park Community Center, 1179 River Street, Hyde Park
- BCYF Paris Street Community Center, 112 Paris Street, East Boston
- BCYF Tobin Community Center, 1481 Tremont Street, Mission Hill
The Mayor’s 24-Hour Hotline is dealing with heavy call volume, receiving more than 20,000 calls since the start of the storm as of Saturday. Residents with storm-related questions or concerns should call the Hotline at 617-635-4500. Residents can also request services and find snow information online at www.cityofboston.gov/snow.
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