NYC and Boston Brace for Weekend Snowstorms

New York City, March 3, 2019, National Weather Service issued Winter Storm Warning today for New York City and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut.


WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
7 AM EST MONDAY…

* WHAT…Moderate snow, heavy at times, expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches expected.
* WHERE…Northeastern New Jersey, southern Connecticut and portions of southeastern New York.
* WHEN…From 1 PM this afternoon to 7 AM EST Monday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous con ditions could impact those traveling Sunday night, and the Monday morning commute.

BOSTON – Friday, March 1, 2019 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced preparations for this weekend’s two winter storms. The first winter storm will begin tonight after midnight, with a heavy, wet snow falling at a rate of an inch an hour until late morning on Saturday. Accumulations of between 6 and 7 inches are possible. The second winter storm will begin Sunday evening, with snow starting between 8 and 9 p.m. The snow will continue into Monday morning, and Monday commutes are likely to be impacted.
Due to the travel conditions, Boston Public Schools is cancelling all activities on Saturday. Officials will continue to monitor the forecast and notify students and families over the weekend if the weather will impact school being open on Monday. BPS is notifying families of the decision to cancel Saturday’s activities via automated phone call and other communications, including on bostonpublicschools.org.
In preparation of the winter weather, Boston Public Works will have 70 pieces of equipment pre-treating Boston roadways with salt. At the height of the storm, PWD will have 560 pieces of equipment working citywide. The Public Works Department currently has 28,000 tons of salt on hand.

 

When shoveling snow,residents are reminded not to throw snow onto the street, and to shovel out catch basins and fire hydrants. There is no parking ban or snow emergency in effect.
“We are encouraging residents to use caution when traveling, assist older neighbors and those who are disabled, and keep up with the shoveling of their property throughout the storm,” said Mayor Walsh. “The City of Boston and our Public Works are prepared for all storms that come Boston’s way, and we ask that residents and businesses do their part, including shoveling their sidewalks and walkways, to ensure safety for all. Please remember to abide by the snow rules, stay off the roads and be safe.”
Residents are encouraged to sign up for emergency notifications through AlertBoston and utilize Boston’s 311 call center for non-emergency related issues. To find out more information about resources and services available to residents, please visit boston.gov/snow
Rules on Clearing Snow
Safety Tips
Public Libraries & Community Centers
Boston Public Libraries and Boston Centers for Youth & Families’ community centers will be open normal business hours. Please check their schedules here.

 

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Residents are encouraged to sign-up for AlertBoston to receive emergency alerts and to call 311, download the BOS:311 app, or tweet at @BOS311 with questions or concerns. Follow @CityofBoston and visit boston.gov/snow for the latest updates.

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