BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — We may have been hit with over a foot of snow from Monday's storm, but Mayor Marty Walsh is letting Bostonians know their space savers won't fly.
As stated on the City of Boston website, a space saver can only be used after the city declares a snow emergency, and then only for 48 hours—and never in the South End, where they are banned.
But for this storm, there was no snow emergency.
"A snow emergency was not declared, so no space savers should have been utilized," Walsh said in a statement to WBZ-TV. "As clean-up efforts citywide, spacesavers will be collected by our Waste Reduction Division during regularly scheduled neighborhood trash pick-up.”
Of course, that hasn't stopped residents all over the city from putting out cones, chairs, and other items in an attempt to save the parking spots they shoveled out.
One man in South Boston, Callum, told WBZ NewsRadio's Doug Cope he understands, but said he feels for those who leave them out.
"Whether there's a snow emergency or not, you still have to spend an hour digging out," he said. "So I think that the principle of saving the space is still there, whether there's an official emergency or not. There's some people out here early in the morning, like 5:30 a.m. digging out, because they've got places to go and they need to be able to get back."
He said he's not leaving a saver—his car is in the shop, and it'll take three weeks to fix. Hopefully, the snow will be gone by then.
WBZ NewsRadio's Doug Cope (@dcopewbz) reports