The Clock Is Ticking In Boston To Remove Space Savers

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston's snow emergency is over after the weekend's storm, and that means time is limited for space savers to save hard-won parking spots.

The folding chairs, cones, and other random objects in newly-shoveled spots are a time-honored Boston tradition.

Boston's Chief of Streets Jascha Franklin-Hodge said space savers are allowed in every Boston neighborhood, except for the South End. But those space-savers are only allowed for 48 hours after the city's snow emergency ends — for this storm, it ended at 6:00 AM on Monday.

"That means by Wednesday at 6:00 AM, no more space savers," Franklin-Hodge said. He said the city doesn't want to take space savers, but it will confiscate any of those left on the street after Wednesday morning.

"We need to make sure that streets are available for everyone — we understand that people put in a lot of work to dig out their cars...but we've got to get the street working again," he said.

Mayor Michelle Wu is also asking residents not to shovel the snow around their cars right into the street, as that will make road conditions worse.

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