Parking Ban Remains in Effect Until Further Notice in Boston

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh will hold a press conference Monday morning at 10 to provide and update on the snow storm and city operations

The region's fourth winter storm in a month blew through Sunday, piling another foot of snow on top of 6-foot-high mounds in Boston prompting the parking ban in Boston to remain in effect.

The bone-chilling blast of cold is coming with strong winds and forecasters warn of possibly the coldest temperatures in years. Wind chills in New England may reach as low as 20 to 40 below zero. Matthew Belk of the National Weather Service warns frostbite can develop in "a matter of minutes."

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh held a press conference Monday morning to provide an update on the snow storm and city operations.

He said that this is the snowiest February in the history of Boston. Another three-to-four inches of snow is expected Tuesday morning. The parking ban in Boston will remain in effect until further notice.

He is asking Boston residents to remain close to their home Monday and stay off the roads if possible. Crews will be working to widen the streets. Crews will also be assessing potholes Monday.

Walsh said the emergency operations center remains open and that officials are trying to get people off the streets.

He added that Boston Public Schools will not be open for any type of educational activity this week.

Boston has seen 96.3 inches of snow this winter, making it second snowiest winter recorded in the history of Boston.

He asked residents to shovel out fire hydrants on their street that are still buried by snow.

Walsh said the fire department is prepared in the case of a roof collapse.

Meanwhile, forecasters say a winter storm could bring snow to parts of Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee and Georgia and move east. Once out to sea, the storm could turn north and drop more snow on the Northeast on Tuesday.

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