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星期一, 2月 08, 2016

MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS CLOSED MONDAY AHEAD OF EXPECTED 8-12 INCHES OF SNOW

MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS CLOSED MONDAY AHEAD OF EXPECTED 8-12 INCHES OF SNOW


BOSTON - Sunday, February 7, 2016 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that due to a winter storm warning that will last from Monday at 4 a.m. through Tuesday at 7 a.m. with heavy snow and high winds, Boston Public Schools will be closed on Monday, February 8.  

Overall, 8 - 12 inches is expected in Boston with winds gusts up to 40 miles per hour.

The Public Works Department (PWD) will dispatch over 500 trucks to pre-treat roads in Boston ahead of the Monday morning commute. Since Friday's snow, 11,000 tons of salt have been replenished and the City has 40,000 tons of salt available citywide.

Trash and recycling pick-up for neighborhoods with Monday pick-up will start one hour earlier at 6:00 a.m.

A snow emergency has not been declared at this time.

Posted overnight street sweeping is suspended until further notice.

All Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF) will be open from 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Children ages 7 and older can be dropped off upon completion of a short intake form. Visit the BCYF website for center locations: http://www.boston.gov/BCYF.

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 boston.gov/snow for the latest updates.  

Safety Tips:
  • Use caution on the roads and leave extra time for travel.
  • Please help your neighbors, especially the elderly and disabled.
  • Be cautious of tree limbs with heavy amounts of snow.
  • Shoveling snow requires significant exertion, please be cautious and pay attention to symptoms. Stop if you feel chest pain, shortness of breath, lightheaded or nauseous.  Call 911 if those symptoms do not resolve quickly when you stop exertion.
  • Carbon Monoxide poisoning is a concern during winter weather, especially with the use of generators. Residents should be sure to use their home heating systems wisely and safety, and have a working carbon monoxide detector on each floor of your home. Call 911 immediately if you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Sitting in a car while idling can be deadly if the tailpipe is blocked. Do not let children sit in an idling car while shoveling.  Clear any household exhaust pipes of snow including from a heating system or dryer.
  • Remember to keep catch basins and fire hydrants clear.
  • Call 911 if you see a homeless person in need of shelter.