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City parking ban and snow emergency ends at 5 p.m.

March 14, 2018

Mayor's Office

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Mayor's Office

Mayor Walsh is reminding residents to shovel sidewalks and pedestrian ramps.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced today that the snow emergency and parking ban will be lifted at 5 p.m., giving residents parked in a discounted parking lot or garage until 7 p.m. to move their cars before regular rates start to apply. The Public Works Department (PWD) will continue with snow removal operations throughout the city today. For live updates on PWD's snow removal operations, please visit Mayor Walsh's Twitter account.

"I'd like to thank residents for great compliance with the snow emergency and parking ban," said Mayor Walsh. "It allows our hardworking crews to effectively and efficiently remove snow, making our streets safer for all. I ask everyone to keep up the good work and make sure they take another pass of shoveling of the sidewalks and pedestrian ramps in front of their properties to ensure accessibility for everyone."

Sidewalks are required to be shoveled within three hours of sunrise if snow stops falling overnight. At this point, properties may be ticketed for unshoveled sidewalks.

While the blizzard has ended, there is still a fair amount of snow in Boston and there may be additional light snowfall around the evening commute. Residents are reminded to be cautious on the road and mindful of pedestrians and other drivers.

Residents are able to look up towed cars on the City of Boston's online database, call the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) at 617-635-3900 or call the Boston Police Department at 617-343-4629 to find out which tow company was used if it was not towed by BTD.  

Residents are encouraged to sign up for emergency notifications through AlertBoston and utilize the 311 call center for non-emergency related issues. Please follow @CityofBoston and visit for the latest updates.