Boston Mayor Walsh Declares Snow Emergency Begins at 6pm | NECN

Boston Mayor Walsh Declares Snow Emergency Begins at 6pm

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    UPDATE (1/22 @ 6:00 a.m.)  - The parking ban and snow emergency will be lifted at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning.

    (NECN: Alison King, Boston) - Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has declared the city will be in a snow emergency starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

    All Boston Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday, as well.

    Mayor Walsh also says parking meters and their enforcement will be in effect during the snow emergency.

    Boston Police advise residents to check in on their neighbors, especially the elderly, during this storm.

    City officials say residents with valid parking stickers can use discount garages in their neighborhoods, which can be accessed starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday. City officials also say residents can't use space savers 48 hours after a snow emergency has  been lifted.

    Officials say residents can use @citizensconnect on Twitter to report issues such as uncleared sidewalks.

    Click here for more information regarding this snow storm in Boston.

    Meanwhile, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick postponed his State of the Commonwealth speech, which had been scheduled for Tuesday evening. There's no word on when it will be rescheduled for, and the governor also asked for private sector employers to release employees early ahead of the storm.

    "We're expecting the regular commute to be treacherous this evening because of the change in the direction and speed of this snow, so we are sending state employees home now. We are encouraging private sector employers to show the same flexibility toward their workers and in and almost poetic irony, we are postponing the State of the Commonwealth," Governor Patrick said.