BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — With the second largest January blizzard in Boston's history in the rearview, Mayor Michelle Wu held a press conference on Sunday to provide updates on the City's response and clean-up efforts.
According to the National Weather Service, Boston received 24.5 inches of snow on Saturday.
Wu said that the Snow Emergency Parking Ban put in place at the start of the storm was scheduled to be lifted at 6 a.m. on Monday, recommending residents move their cars from discounted parking garages before regular rates kick in two hours later at 8 a.m.
Officials went on to say that any "space savers" in the City need to be removed by the 48-hour mark after the emergency has ended, and that anything leftover will be discarded by public works.
Additionally, Wu announced that Boston schools will be open for Monday.
"What this means is that even though our roads are clear, we really need everyone's help to dig out the sidewalk in front of your home and property, especially so that our young people can access bus stops and walk to school," Wu said.
Wu asked that anyone shoveling the sidewalks avoid dumping snow back into the plowed streets, and to be cautious of overexertion while clearing.