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星期日, 2月 12, 2017

波士頓宣佈暴風雪停車禁令 波市公校週一停課



(Boston Orange) 波士頓市長馬丁華殊(Martin Walsh)2125點多時宣佈,晚上8點起,全市實施暴風雪停車禁令,波士頓華埠的停車禁令因早前安排的新年慶祝,將從晚上11點才開始。

國家氣象局已於今(12)7點發佈暴風雪警報,持續至週一(13)晚上7點,估計波士頓降雪量將達到13吋,能見度很低,風速可能高達每小時50英里。

波士頓青年及家庭中心(BCYF)的獨立社區中心將保持開放,設在學校內的中心將關門,圖書館仍將開門,市政府也照常開門但將只有少數人上班。

波士頓市將從晚上8點起實施暴風雪停車禁令。波士頓華埠則因早前排定的新年慶祝,將從晚上11點才開始實施停車禁令。市府經營的停車場將容許民眾折價停車。查詢地點可上網boston.gov/snow

波士頓市政府表示,過去兩天來,波士頓公共工程部已重新存了一萬噸的鹽,市府也派出100

輛車,預先處理道路路面。下午2點時,有200輛車上路撒鹽,剷雪。下午4點時,有500輛車出去工作了。到7點時,會有650輛車巡行波市路面。

波士頓市長馬丁華殊呼籲民眾出門小心,幫助年老或殘障鄰居,及時剷除各人物業上的積雪。上週四那場暴風雪就因為市民的配合,積雪清理很順利。

非緊急事故,民眾可電洽311

麻州州長查理貝克(Charlie Baker)將於今晚9點,到麻州交通署向民眾匯報暴風雪相關狀況。



MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES PREPARATIONS, SNOW EMERGENCY, SCHOOL CLOSURES FOR WINTER STORM
Urges residents to take caution, abide by snow emergency regulations




BOSTON - Sunday, February 12, 2017 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced preparations for tomorrow's winter storm, which is anticipated to bring nine to 13 inches of snow to Boston. Snow will be heavy, and tomorrow will bring poor visibility and winds up to 50 miles per hour. Boston's Emergency Operations Center is running and will be monitoring the storm.

The National Weather Service has issued a weather storm warning, in effect from 7 a.m. this morning until 7 p.m. on Monday, February 13. Boston Public Schools will be closed on Monday. Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) stand-alone community centers will be open, with school-based sites closed. Libraries will be open. City Hall will be open, but will have limited staffing.

The City of Boston is putting into effect a Snow Emergency and Parking Ban at 8 p.m. tonight. In Chinatown the parking ban will begin at 11 p.m., due to a previously scheduled New Year's Eve celebration. Discounted parking will be available in City garages. Locations and pricing are at Boston.gov/snow. Trash and recycling collection will begin 6 a.m. for Monday pickups. Residents are encouraged to stay off the roads, and take public transportation if needed.

In the past two days, Boston Public Works restocked about 10,000 tons of salt. At 9 a.m., the City had 100 pieces of equipment pre-treating roads. At 2 p.m., there were 200 pieces out salting and plowing. At 4 p.m., there were 500 pieces out. By 7 p.m., the City will have over 650.

"We are encouraging residents to use caution when traveling, assist the elderly and disabled and keep up with the shoveling of their property throughout the storm tomorrow," said Mayor Walsh. "The City offers a number of resources geared towards keeping residents safe and aware of current conditions. During the last storm, compliance with snow rules made Thursday's blizzard easier to clean. Please remember to abide by the snow emergency rules, stay off the roads and be safe."

Residents are encouraged to sign up for emergency notifications through AlertBoston and utilize the 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
  • Property owners must clear snow, sleet and ice from sidewalks and curb ramps abutting the property within three hours after the snowfall ends or three hours after sunrise if it snows overnight. Failure to comply will result in a fine issued by Boston Public Works Code Enforcement.
  • Removal of snow, ice from a private property to the street or sidewalk is prohibited and will result in a fine issued by Boston Public Works Code Enforcement.
  • Do not throw snow onto the street.
  • Please look here for information about fines associated with improper removal of snow.

Safety Tips
  • Shoveling snow requires significant exertion, please be cautious and pay attention to symptoms. Stop if you feel chest pain, shortness of breath, lightheaded, nauseous/vomiting. Call 911 if those symptoms do not resolve quickly when you stop exertion.
  • Snow piles can make navigating intersections dangerous for walkers and drivers, please take extra care when turning corners with snowpiles that might limit visibility.
  • Pedestrians should use caution as visibility will be diminished due to blowing and drifting of the snow caused by high winds.
  • 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. For example, gas exhaust from heating system or dryer.
  • Remember to keep catch basins and fire hydrants clear.
  • Please check on neighbors, especially the elderly and disabled.
  • Have a contractor check the roof to see if snow needs to be removed. If roof snow can be removed from the ground with the use of a snow-rake, do so with caution. Avoid working from ladders and be mindful of slippery surfaces.

Public Libraries & Community Centers
  • Boston Public Libraries will be closed.
  • Boston Centers for Youth & Families Community stand-alone centers will be open during normal business hours. Please check their schedules here.

Helping the Homeless
  • If you see homeless individuals out  in the cold who appear immobile, disoriented or underdressed for the cold, please call 911.
  • The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) coordinates a city-wide network of emergency shelters, outreach providers, city agencies and first responders to assist those in need of shelter.
  • Emergency shelters are open 24 hours and will accept any person in need. Men can access shelters through 112 Southampton Street, and women should go to the Woods-Mullen Shelter at 794 Massachusetts Ave. BPHC and the City are working closely with shelter providers to ensure that no client is without shelter, food, resources, and a warm respite from the cold.
  • Emergency shelters are open 24 hours and will accept any person in need.
  • During extreme cold weather, street outreach teams operate with extended hours and provide mobile outreach vans on the streets in the evening and throughout the day. Find more information here

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 update