Snow emergency begins at 7 p.m.; no school in Boston on Tuesday

A snow emergency will begin in the city of Boston at 7 p.m. today as the city and region brace for what is forecast to be more than a foot of snow over the next 24 hours. There is no parking on snow emergency routes. There is no school in the city of Boston on Tuesday, March 13.

"We are encouraging residents to stay off the roads, to assist older residents and those with disabilities, and to keep up with the shoveling of their property throughout the storm tomorrow," said Mayor Walsh in a statement issued Monday afternoon. "I encourage Boston's employers to take the weather into consideration tomorrow."

The city will delpy 700 pieces of equipment to clear roadways once snowfall begins, the mayor said.

In addition to public schools:

• All Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) community centers will be closed.

• Boston Public Libraries will be closed.

• For City of Boston employees, only public safety, emergency management and snow operations personnel are required to report to work tomorrow.

• The City of Boston is putting a Snow Emergency and Parking Ban into effect on main roads beginning at 7:00 p.m. this evening, and towing will begin at 10:00 p.m.

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