Saturday, February 23, 2013
A possibly big storm could dump more snow on Boston sidewalks.
For the third consecutive weekend, a storm will hit the Boston area. Though it promises to be less serious than the "Blizzard of 2013" of Feb. 8 and 9, there could be some snow accumulation. Jamaica Plain was slow to be dug out from that storm, and two weeks later, some sidewalks are still covered. Reader Chris Pacewicz took a photo of the snow-covered sidewalk at Glen Road and Forest Hills Street Friday. "They haven't cleared the sidewalk from the blizzard, and now we are expecting our second storm since then. This is a very dangerous intersection to be walking in the street," he wrote in an email. If your street or sidewalk is still snowed under, you can tweet @NotifyBoston. During the last major storm, they were very responsive to …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
After four days, the city's snow emergency parking ban will expire at 6 p.m. on Tuesday night.
The city announced Tuesday afternoon that due to recent strides made in snow removal from city streets, Boston's snow emergency parking ban would be lifted at 6 p.m. Tuesday night. “Our snow removal teams did great work throughout the night last night,” Mayor Menino said. “Our crews will be out there all day and again tonight as we continue to widen roads, make our schools safe for students, and respond to residents’ concerns about residential areas.” Those who parked their cars in garages during the snow emergency have until 8 p.m. to move them before reduced rates expire. The city also announced certain streets will continue to be specified as "No Parking" while crews continue to remove snow. The mayor also announced Tuesday that Boston…
Monday, February 11, 2013
With no school today, parents can drop kids off at Curtis Hall beginning at 7 a.m.
Several side streets remained unplowed as of Sunday night.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Mayor Thomas Menino's office said the city is adding 40 additional pieces of cleanup equipment to go along with the 600 already deployed.
The city is focusing on plowing side streets Sunday, according to a press statement issued from Mayor Thomas Menino's office. “Our number one priority today is getting to the side streets,” Menino said in the statement. “Residents have been very patient as we work to recover from the fifth largest snow storm to ever hit the City of Boston. We are doing everything we can to get additional pieces of equipment into residential areas, including coordinating with MEMA to get federal and state resources. As our crews work, I’m urging drivers to continue to stay off the roads.” The city has added 40 pieces of equipment from private contractors and other states to go along with the 600 pieces already deployed. Several streets have yet to be plowed…
All area Boston Centers for Youth and Family will be open Tuesday. Parents can drop their children off for the day if need be.
The Curtis Hall Community Center, 20 South St., Jamaica Plain will be open Tuesday for families who need to drop children off. Children must be over age 6 and under age 12, and parents will have to fill out a short form when they leave their child, according to a press release from the office of Mayor Thomas Menino. All Boston Centers for Youth & Families will open facilities for the second day in a row from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Boston Public Schools are closed Tuesday.
The service should resume by Monday, according to MBTA.com.
As crews continue to dig out from the blizzard, MBTA service will remain suspended Sunday. The goal is to have service restored by Monday. Feb. 11, according to MBTA.com/weather. “The safety of customers and employees continues to be the MBTA's top priority,” according to the site.“This continued suspension of service allows MBTA and MBCR personnel to concentrate all of their efforts on getting the transit system, from subway to bus to commuter rail, up and running as soon as possible,” the site says.
Jamaica Plain, like the rest of Boston, got nearly two-feet of snow during the Blizzard of 2013.
As the citizens of Jamaica Plain dig out today, several left lasting memories on various forms of social media while more than 2 feet of snow battered the area. By 8 p.m. Friday, the blizzard was bearing down. While much of the Cape Cod area had power outages, most of the lights in Jamaica Plain stayed on. Though there was a brief power outage scare. @TheMaxWhite tweeted at 8:30: “Power might be about to go out in Jamaica Plain... lots of flickers.” Four-and-a-half hours earlier, a driving ban, ordered by Gov. Deval Patrick, kicked into effect. @Blackcurrents made use of Twitter’s new Vine video player. She tweeted along with the 6-second video: "Deserted and snow covered Jamaica Plain." @LifewithRoozle was out with a ruler as late as 10p.…
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Light, fluffy snow on rooftops can act as a sponge for rain, which is in the forecast for Monday. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency offers these tips.
With rain in Jamaica Plain's forecast for Monday, the Blizzard of '13 may not be finished wreaking havoc in Massachusetts. While temperatures dropped overnight on Friday resulting in light, fluffy snow, he Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) warns that fluffy snow piled high on roofs can act as a sponge, absorbing rain and adding additional stress to structures. Relatively flat roofs are particularly vulnerable, MEMA says. In other cases, roof ice dams have formed causing water build-up, leading to interior damage. These conditions can accelerate the snowmelt. To minimize the risk of over-stressing a building roof due to accumulated or drifting snow: Information from a release by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (…