Here are some guidelines:
- Check on elderly and neighbors and others in need. Adopt a neighbor for the winter - shovel them out!
- Keep your cool.
- Shovel snow from sidewalks that abut homes and businesses.
- Don't shovel snow onto other cars. Be courteous.
- Shovel out fire hydrants close to your home.
- Keep wheelchair ramps clear and sidewalk cleared at least 42 inches wide so wheelchairs can get by.
- Take extra precaution near school bus stops where children may be waiting without parental supervision.
- Treat non-working traffic lights as stop signs and proceed cautiously at intersections. Call 617-635-4500.
- Avoid driving. Walk or take public transportation.
- Home owners and management companies have 6 hours to clear snow and must be at least 42 inches wide. Commercial properties have 3 hours.
- Any Space-savers in on-street parking spaces that have been cleared should be removed 48 hours after a snow storm has ended.
VEHICLES AND PARKING:
- Move cars from main arterials during snow emergencies. A listing of main arterials can be found at www.cityofboston.gov/snow/parking/asp.
- Do not park cars within 20 feet of an intersection. Parking too close to an intersection can restrict emergency vehicle access.
- Do not throw snow back into the street. “Throwbacks” force the city to remove snow from the same street twice.