Snow in Boston

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

Is a Snow Emergency & Parking Ban in effect?


A winter storm warning is in effect until 5 p.m. Friday, 2/5. Read Press Release  


CLOSED Friday, 2/5. Details



Pick up starting early; please place trash and recycling out at 6 a.m. DetailsReport Missed Pickup

Community Centers: Regular hours.

Libraries: Regular hours. Details

City Hall/Municipal Offices: Regular hours.

City Employees: Normal schedule.

Parking Meters: Normal rules are in effect.

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

Street Cleaning:CANCELED overnight.

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

Last Updated: 2/5/2016 - 1:26 PM

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