ADVISORY: Snow Emergency January 4, 2018

City of Boston Advisory for January 4, 2018

Please be advised that the City of Boston has declared a snow emergency and parking ban beginning Thursday, Jan. 4th at 7 am.

Additional information is on the City of Boston’s dedicated winter page, available here.


Map of Parking Restricted Streets in Back Bay

The following Back Bay streets are parking restricted during snow emergencies:

  • Arlington Street
  • Beacon Street
  • Boylston Street
  • Clarendon Street
  • Columbus Avenue
  • Commonwealth Avenue
  • Charles Street S
  • Dartmouth Street
  • Exeter Street
  • Massachusetts Avenue
  • Newbury Street
  • Park Plaza
  • Stuart Street
  • Tremont Street

Please note that you will be ticketed and towed if you park on a posted snow emergency artery during a declared snow emergency. If you can’t find a spot, some lots and garages offer discounted parking to vehicles with Boston resident parking stickers.

Back Bay garages offering discounted parking to residents are:

  • Auditorium Garage, 50 Dalton Street
  • Back Bay Garage, 500 Boylston Street, 222 Berkeley Street
  • Boston Common Garage, Zero Charles Street
  • Christian Science Plaza Garage, 235 Huntington Avenue
  • LAZ Parking / The Clarendon Parking Garage, 400 Stuart Street
  • 100 Clarendon Street Garage, 100 Clarendon Street
  • Greenhouse Apartments, 150 Huntington Avenue
  • Prudential Center Garage, 800 Boylston Street

Please click here for details on discounted parking. Garages may have specific instructions for taking advantage of this offer. You must remove your vehicle within two hours of the City lifting the emergency ban. If you don’t remove your vehicle in time, you will subject to the standard parking rate.


What Property Owners Must Do After a Storm:

  • Clear sidewalks and curb ramps within three hours after it stopped snowing.
  • If it snowed overnight, clear sidewalks and curb ramps within three hours after sunrise.
  • Remove ice to bare pavement or make it as level as possible.
  • Clear at least a 42-inch-wide path for people using wheelchairs and pushing strollers.
  • Don’t shovel or push snow into the street. If you do, the City will fine you.

Shoveling Fines:
The City of Boston considers each day that you don’t address a violation as a separate and distinct violation. Boston Code of Ordinances, 16-12.16 has more information about the City’s law on snow removal. Click here to see Snow Removal Fines.
You can report an unshoveled sidewalk to the City of Boston by clicking here.


Boston Fire, Boston Police and Emergency Services: 911
Non-emergency requests: 311
Eversource gas and electric: 1-800-592-2000
National Grid: 1-800-322-3223
Boston Water & Sewer Commission: 617-989-7000
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority: 617-242-6000
City of Boston Tow Lot: 617-635-3900
National Weather Service: 508-822-0634
Verizon: 800-837-4966
MBTA: 617-222-3200
Mass. Emergency Management Agency (MEMA): 508-820-1428
Mass. Road and Traffic Conditions: 617-374-1234
City of Boston Neighborhood Services: 617-635-3485
State Police: 617-740-7600
Transit Police: 617-222-1212


Please stay warm and safe during tomorrow’s storm