JP Storm Center: Residents Await Plows

Check here often for updates about service delays and cancellations, new forecast information, and more info you'll need to make it through the storm.


The current storm, Feb. 7-9:


Snow Emergency

  • Mayor Thomas Menino said a snow emergency will be put into effect at noon on Friday. The snow emergency is still in effect through Saturday. Menino will brief the public on cleanup operations at 11 a.m. Saturday.
  • Jamaica Plain snow emergency parking restrictions. Alt garages will open at 10 a.m. Friday.
  • The official city of Boston snow information page
  • Gov. Deval Patrick has signed an executive order to ban vehicle traffic starting at 4 p.m. Friday. That ban continued into Saturday. Cars will be allowed to travel on roads again beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday.


Delays, Cancellations and Closings:

  • Schools: Boston Public Schools are CLOSED Friday
  • Municipal buildings: Closed
  • State offices: Closed
  • Courthouses: Closed
  • MBTA: Service suspended beginning at 3:30 p.m. Friday. It remains suspended through Saturday.
  • The Purple Cactus will open for the first time since Jan. 20 Friday at 11 a.m.
  • Whole Foods will likely be open Saturday at noon.
  • Other delays reported to WHDH
  • MBTA travel advisories
  • Add your storm photos!


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Important numbers listed by the city:

  • Emergencies (Police, Fire, EMS): 911
  • Mayor’s Hotline (24-Hrs): 617-635-4500
  • ABCD Fuel Assistance: 617-357-6012
  • Boston Water & Sewer: 617-989-7000
  • Consumer Complaints: 617-635-3834
  • DCR Storm Desk: 617-727-1680
  • Elderly Commission: 617-635-4366
  • Inspectional Services: 617-635-1010 
  • MBTA: 617-222-3200
  • MassDOT:  857-368-6111
  • National Grid Gas: 800-322-3223
  • NSTAR Electric & Gas: 800-592-2000
  • Tow Lot: 617-635-3900
  • Verizon: 800-837-4966
  • Resident can also receive snow updates using the City's Alert Boston system.


List of city-authorized cab companies:

  • Top Cab: 617-266-4800
  • Boston Cab: 617-536-3200
  • I.T.O.A. Cab: 617-825-4000
  • City Cab: 617-536-5100
  • Metro Cab: 617-782-5500
  • Tunnel Taxi: 617-567-2700
  • 617TaxiCab: 617-829-4222   


Was your car towed?


Snow removal during and after the storm


Rory Gill February 09, 2013 at 07:44 PM
Time to dig out. What are the consequences if you don't? More than you'd think... http://www.bostoncondolawyer.com/2012/01/11/what-happens-if-we-dont-shovel/
ann merritt February 10, 2013 at 01:25 PM
Yes it's Sunday and we residents are still awaiting plows. Now what? Where are they and when will they be clearing the side streets off the main streets? They are currently impassable. I thought the mayor was " fornicating" a plan to keep us safe?
Lee Haller February 10, 2013 at 01:35 PM
The plow finally came to our street and left an 8-foot snowbank in front of our driveway. I actually flagged down a tow truck early this morning and the guy said, "I can't do anything about that, it's too much snow." My parents, in their 70's, arrive today to babysit because my son's school is closed tomorrow, so my husband is outside digging it by hand and I'm about to join him.
Joanne Pearlman February 10, 2013 at 02:02 PM
DITTO!!! and where's the news about this? I appreciate the 'wow' pictures and the record book statistics, but wtf? how about any practical information? like: is CVS open yet? and where are the plows?
Stephanie B February 10, 2013 at 02:48 PM
YES - there's TOO MUCH SNOW! I JUST saw a first plow here since FRIDAY...I'm amazed it took so long, but I know the storm was bad. Still, our cars are TOTALLY buried and there's no where to put it. I don't know how many of us will get to work tomorrow. I may not! Very frustrated. I wish they could bring tanks of HOT WATER and just spray the cars and street!


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