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Boston parking ban in effect until further notice

City urging patience as city digs out from historic snowfall.
A view of the Prudential Tower from a massive snow bank.Nicolaus Czarnecki, Metro

A Boston parking ban will remain in effect until further notice to allow plows to clear massive amounts of snow from city streets, the Mayor's office announced Monday afternoon.

Boston received a total of 16 inches of snow in the most recent snow that ended on Monday, for a total of 7.5 feet since January 23. Boston is closing in on the most snow for a season in recorded history - 107 inches.

The Boston Public Works Department plowed all day Monday, and was expected to move into a full-scale removal operation at 6 p.m. Monday night. City officials urges drivers to stay off the roads Monday night to make way for the snow removal efforts.

High winds caused snow drifts, officials said, which caused crews to revisit several streets.

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"As we continue around the clock snow removal and melting operations in every neighborhood, our biggest concern is the safety of our residents as we approach arctic temperatures and bitter wind chills," said Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. "Please stay close to home, shovel in short bursts, and call 911 for anyone you see without a shelter."

Arctic temperatures and a bitter wind chill was expected Monday evening into early Tuesday.

The city was expecting an additional 3 to 4 inches Tuesday night between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Walsh said. Possible flurries may also arrive Wednesday. Early forecasts show another storm approaching for the weekend.

"As Boston digs out, I ask everyone to continue exercising caution, patience, and cooperation," Walsh said. "I have been struck by how Bostonians have pulled together through the storms. They are bringing out the best in our city.

 
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