Snow in Boston

Find updates about snow emergencies, parking bans, school closings or cancellations.

Is a Snow Emergency & Parking Ban in effect?






Normal hours. DetailsReport Missed Pickup

Community Centers: Normal hours.

Libraries: Normal hours. Details

City Hall/Municipal Offices: Normal hours.

City Employees: Regular schedule.

Parking Meters: Normal rules are in effect.

Tow Lot: Normal hours; for towed vehicles contact 617-635-3900.

Street Cleaning:Canceled overnight and during the day on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, and during the day on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

MBTA: See schedule or call 617-222-3200.

State Offices:Normal hours.

Last Updated: 4/6/2016 - 7:23 p.m.

Service Requests

When It's Cold and Snowing

Car in Snow (100)


During declared snow emergencies, no parking is allowed on posted streets. We offer discount parking alternatives for residents. // Details

Trash in Snow (100)

Trash and Recycling

Trash and recycling collection is canceled only in the most extreme storms. Pick up is often delayed during bad weather. // Details

Plow in Snow (100)


The City plows and de-ices 850 miles of streets during each snow storm. If your street is missed, you can report using 311. // Details

Shovel in Snow (100)


It's the responsibility of the property owner to clear snow, slush, and ice from sidewalks when it snows. // Details

Good to Know

  • Important Phone Numbers

    For emergencies (police, fire, EMS) call 911 or 617-343-4911 on a cell phone.

    Elderly Commission: 617-635-4366
    Tow Lot: 617-635-3900
    Fuel Assistance: 617-357-6012

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