No school Wednesday, snow emergency starts at 11 p.m. Tuesday

For the second time in two weeks, Mayor Martin J. Walsh has ordered a snow emergency in the city of Boston. This one will commence at 11 p.m. on Tuesday (Feb. 4) and there will be no school in the city's public schools on Wednesday as a winter storm chugs towards the region with accumulations estimated in the 6 to 12 inch range.

City Hall will be open for business as usual, Walsh said.

“Our team is ready for this storm,” Mayor Walsh said in a statement issued just after 6:20 p.m. on Tuesday. “We’re expecting a very difficult morning commute, and for that reason we’re urging everyone to use public transportation to travel in and around the city tomorrow."

All Boston Centers for Youth & Families centers will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow. Children ages 7 and older are welcome, and any child under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at drop-off to fill out a short intake form.

During declared snow emergencies, discounted parking is available at several parking lots and garages to cars that display Boston resident parking stickers. Discounted parking is available starting at 9:00 p.m. tonight: http://www.cityofboston.gov/snow/parkingmap.asp. Parking is prohibited on all major arteries in Boston. These streets are posted with “Tow Zone No Parking During Snow Emergency” signs. A listing of major arteries and alternate parking can be found at http://www.cityofboston.gov/snow/parking/.

The Mayor's 24-Hour Hotline will have additional staff on-hand and residents with weather-related questions or concerns, including down power lines, down trees or icy conditions, should call 617- 635-4500.