BOSTON (CBS) — Boston Public Schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday as the city prepares for another major snowstorm, Mayor Marty Walsh announced Sunday.
Up to two feet of snow may pile up in Boston by Tuesday morning, and the city has already seen record-setting snowfall in recent weeks.
Walsh said city employees who are not emergency personnel should stay home on Monday, and he’s asking local businesses to let their employees work from home.
“This is an unprecedented area that we’re heading into now in the city of Boston as far as the amount of snow,” Walsh said.
A snow emergency and parking ban will begin at 4 p.m. on Sunday for Boston. About 350 pieces of snow equipment were in Boston plowing and treating roads Sunday, and the city will look to clear snow from about 4,000 handicap parking spaces on Monday, Walsh said.
Walsh also said the city would be upping ticketing for cars parked in crosswalks and non-shoveled sidewalks. About 1,500 noncompliance tickets have been issued so far residents not shoveling their sidewalks.
The city’s $18 million snow budget has already been surpassed, Walsh said.
Our snow budget? We’ve spent it,” Walsh said. “Right now I’m concerned about public safety.”
Walsh noted that the snow days are starting to stack up for Boston students.
“We’re looking now at where do we do makeup days in the city of Boston,” Walsh said.