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Pics: Overnight Crews Work to Clear West Roxbury

Centre and Spring streets were the most important roadways to clear in West Roxbury.

 

Boston crews have been working tirelessly to make all West Roxbury streets safe.

West Roxbury's Neighborhood Coordinator Chris Tracy sent Patch the attached pics and the following note: "(Monday) night I was out with crews on Centre and Spring streets to widen the business district as much as possible and keep removing the huge piles out there. This was part of the Mayor’s Snow Removal Strike Force Plan.:

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino announced on Tuesday the snow emergency parking ban was lifted at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Snow removal is continuing throughout the nights and days.

City officials urged drivers to exercise caution and pay attention to “No Parking” signs in areas designated for snow removal, and expect delays as crews continue to remove snow.

Inspectional Services Department has issued 350 citations between midnight and 7 a.m. for snow-related violations on Monday night into Tuesday morning, according to a press release.

In total, from Monday night, crews removed 1,350 loads of snow from Boston's roadways. Boston is using several snow farms, including at Marine Industrial Park, Reservation Road in Hyde Park and Columbus Avenue, next to 1542 Columbus.

The Mayor’s 24-Hour Hotline continues to be fully staffed and has received more than 36,000 calls since the start of the storm. 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.

Stephen Smith February 13, 2013 at 01:06 PM
It would be nice if the bus shelters on Spring Street could be shoveled out. Just not sure who is resonsible for them, the City of Boston ? MBTA ?
David Ertischek February 13, 2013 at 04:47 PM
Hello Stephen - I let Councilor O'Malley's office know about the problem. Also inquired as to what organization is responsible for cleaning bus shelters. I know there has been debate back and forth as to what org should clean them.
Matt O'Malley February 13, 2013 at 06:53 PM
Hi Stephen, David: We've called in the bus shelters. A city crew is being dispatched to West Roxbury & Jamaica Plain today to dig them out. It is the city's responsibility to clear the snow from the bus stop shelters (glass enclosed structures). If any patch reader sees any that aren't addressed after tomorrow morning, please call my office at 617-635-4220 or the Mayor's Hotline at 617-635-4500. Thanks! -Councilor Matt O'Malley
David Ertischek February 13, 2013 at 08:52 PM
Thank you Councilor O'Malley! Thank you for reading West Roxbury Patch and commenting, too.

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