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Boston's Parking Ban to Be Lifted Wednesday at 6 PM



    Drivers across Boston say they’ve had to become patient on their commutes with many roads so narrow due to snow that it makes them difficult to navigate. (Published Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015)

    Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced the city will lift its snow emergency parking ban at 6 p.m. Wednesday, citing the need for public works crews to still remove snow from major roads.

    Meanwhile, Massachusetts' governor spoke on continuing winter storm recovery efforts as light snow fell soon after last weekend's blizzard, which was another significant snowfall in a series of storms that has buried the Bay State since January.

    Pothole Problems Across Massachusetts

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    The same people driving the snow plows are the same people that fill the potholes, according to the Newton, Massachusetts, DPW commissioner, so many winter-related potholes are going unmarked and unfilled. (Published Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015)

    Boston alone has seen 7.5 feet of snow since Jan. 23, and the city is closing in on its record for most snow in a season.

    In the Boston neighborhoods of Brighton and Allston, locals say they've become accustomed to the large snow banks and parked cars hogging up much of the pavement. Drivers are forced to back up, creep over, or just wait their turn.

    Governor Charlie Baker said the MBTA's 30-day recovery plan is on the "outer limits," and that crews are working everyday to get the aging transit service back up and running from core to outside of Boston. He also said he did not know ahead of time of outgoing MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott's 30-day plan to bring the MBTA back to normal service.

    Officials have also advised Massachusetts residents to be wary of the signs of roof collapse, including creaking, popping and cracking sounds, along with changes in the cracks on walls. Residents are also advised to not put torches or heating elements on ice on roofs.

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