Gov. Deval Patrick said roads will be OK for travel beginning at 4 p.m.
The state driving ban will be lifted at 4 p.m. today. Gov. Deval Patrick tweeted from his official account just before 1 p.m.: “Driving ban lifted immediately for Nantucket County & for all communities west of I-91; driving ban lifted statewide as of 4 PM,” Gov. Deval Patrick tweeted from his official @MassGovernor account. Patrick signed an executive order to ban vehicle traffic beginning at 4 p.m. Friday. It was the first time the order had been signed since 1978. Penalties for driving during the ban include a $500 fine and up to one year in prison.
Parking restrictions will take place starting at 9 p.m. Saturday.
Boston has declared a snow emergency starting at 9 p.m. Saturday night. Parking on designated snow emergency arteries is banned at that time. Forecasts for the weekend storm worsened between Friday and Saturday, going from a predicted two-to-four inches of fluffy snow to six-to-eight inches of heavier stuff, according to the National Weather Service. Not sure if you're parked on a snow artery? The city website lists Jamaica Plain, Roslindale and West Roxbury arteries together.There are also alternative parking locations listed for West Roxbury residents. The city website also offers this Do and Don't list for parking during a snow emergency. Click here for the full parking regulations: DO DON'T The city also listed several numbers to keep …