(NECN: Tom Langford, Boston, Mass.) - A snow emergency is in place starting at 3:00 this afternoon in Boston, Massachusetts. And, only essential employees are being asked to come to work on Monday morning.
This snow event is expected to dump up to 15 inches of heavy, wet snow in the Boston area. It could also produce high winds that could damage power lines and cause outages.
Coastal flooding during the high tide on Monday could cause problems for those in low lying areas.
Boston Mayor Tom Menino is urging everyone to use public transportation when traveling. Snow emergencies are in effect and parking is prohibited on all major arteries.
A listing of major arteries and alternate parking can be found at http://www.cityofboston.gov/snow/parking.
Residents with storm-related questions or concerns should call the Mayor's 24-Hour Hotline at: (617) 635-4500.
For additional snow and cold weather safety tips, please visit http://www.cityofboston.gov/snow.