Boston Banning Residents From Saving Spots | NECN

Boston Banning Residents From Saving Spots



    Drivers not allowed to mark parking spots starting at 6 p.m. Thursday (Published Friday, Jan. 17, 2014)

    (NECN: Justin Michaels, South Boston) - Nearly one week after the historic blizzard struck New England, much of the area continued to clean up.

    While the streets have been plowed, many drivers in Boston have been defending dug-out parking spots in some creative ways.

    From folding chairs to garbage bins, many residents have been working to claim their spots along the busy Boston streets.

    That's all about to come to an end.

    NECN Reporter Justin Michaels asked one Southie resident: "Do you expect your parking space to be here when you get back from work?"

    She replied, "Yeah. I think so. But my spot... I originally dug out over there on Sunday and someone took my spot and threw my beach chair over to the side so, like people are, like, ruthless."

    The ban on marking a spot usually goes into effect 48 hours after the snow stops. Because of the blizzard, that 48 hours was extended to nearly a week.

    But it all ends tonight at 6 p.m. And that could spell trouble.

    "It's frustrating because you have to... When you get back from work you hope your spots there and you have to drive around and look for another spot," another Southie resident said.

    Looking around South Boston on Valentine's Day, snow trouble is everywhere. Many cars are still snowed in. Already narrow streets have been made even more narrow because these streets have just been plowed. They've certainly not been cleared of snow... in fact, far from it.