West Roxbury Digs Out of Lots of Snow

The 24-hour Mayor’s Hotline staff at 617-635-4500 are on hand to field any questions about the storm, to request plowing, blocked public ways or other storm-related issues.


Luckily, it looks like West Roxbury got hit with more than 20 inches of snow, but it does not appear that many folks lost power.

Just more than 500 NSTAR customers in Boston were without power at around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. Nearby the hardest hit town appears to be neighboring Dedham, with about 3 percent of NSTAR customers without power as of Saturday afternoon.

The city appears to be one of the lighter-hit areas in the electric company's coverage area. Communities along the coast and out on the Cape were experiencing much higher rates of power outages, with more than 90 percent of NSTAR customers out in towns such as Scituate, Duxbury, Marshfield and Plymouth.

The 24-hour Mayor’s Hotline staff at 617-635-4500 are on hand to field any questions about the storm, to request plowing, blocked public ways or other storm-related issues. 

The Commonwealth’s travel restriction ended at 4 p.m. on Saturday, but a City of Boston Snow Emergency and Parking Ban remained in effect overnight.

Boston's Public Works crews and contractors were out in full force during the night and to clear side streets. 

Parking space savers must be removed no more than 48 hours after a snow emergency is lifted. DPW workers will remove space savers left beyond the 48-hr period.

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Denise Condry February 10, 2013 at 08:42 PM
It is now Sunday at 3:30 and our street has still not been plowed. There was an initial plowing Friday night/Saturday morning and nothing since. Repeated calls to the mayor's 24 hour hotline were either busy or a recorded message said to make an online request which we did Saturday night at 8:30 pm. Around noon Sunday, the pickup truck was sent from the city yard which got stuck. They said we needed a front end loader which they would get. It hasn't arrived. My neighbors and I have pushed multiple cars stuck at the corner. So, who is responsible for ensuring that a street is plowed? We'd like to talk to them.
Denise Condry February 10, 2013 at 08:54 PM
Same thing on my street. I have reached out to some local politicians and they haven't had any luck either. Mayors Hotline has been busy the entire day.
Steve Hurl February 10, 2013 at 10:41 PM
Vershire Street, W. Roxbury completely unplowed, with a 3-foot snow bank at the intersection of Cowing and Vershire. As of 5:30pm, Sunday 2-10-13.


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