Mayor Walsh: No Space Saver Rule In Effect, So 'Respect Each Other'

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- As the city digs out from the second nor'easter in two weeks, Mayor Marty Walsh reminded residents that, since there was no snow emergency called, there is no space saver rule in effect.

"But, you know, people will save their spaces for a day or two," Walsh told WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Deb Lawler. "We're asking people to be courteous with each other. The last couple of storms, we've had some really nasty incidents where people have left threatening notes and letters. None of that should be going on. Respect each other out there today in the city, over the course of the next couple of days."


Walsh also spoke about his decision to close schools, despite not knowing what the storm would bring for Boston.

"This is a very inconsistent storm," Walsh said. "We weren't sure exactly what was going to happen here, and to err on the side of caution, it was a good move to make."

But the mayor said schools would likely be open Friday.

Walsh said the city had about 400 pieces of equipment out on the streets Thursday morning to clear snow and deal with other issues.


"We had some mess out there last night," he said. "We had some trees come down, some power lines come down, so we're doing cleanup today."

Additional callers were added to the city's 311 line, and Walsh reminded the public that the Centers for Youth and Families were open.

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