UPDATE: Snowstorm hits Boston-area over long weekend, parking bans continue

Posted by thetuftsdaily on February 16, 2013 under Announcements, Campus News, Uncategorized | Comments are off for this article

Tufts announced in a community-wide email that the parking ban which went into effect last night will continue until Monday, Feb. 18 at 9 AM due to the snowstorm. Cars may not be parked on university roadways or in faculty lots, and anyone with a green or red parking decal is welcome to park in the Lower Campus Garage or Dowling Garage. Non-commuters may also leave their cars in the Dowling Garage until 3 PM on Monday.

Despite the parking ban that is in effect, the university shuttle buses including the Joey will continue to run on their normal schedule, with the potential for delays due to the possibility of poor road conditions. For service updates, visit this website for more information.

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On the heels of Winter Storm Nemo, which broke records for snowfall in the city of Boston, another storm is coming overnight Saturday. According to the National Weather Service, this unnamed storm is only expected to bring light to moderate snow to the area.

Local cities, including Somerville, have begun to issue snow emergencies for the weekend in order to prepare for snow removal efforts that will be complicated due to the large amounts of snow still accumulated from last week’s blizzard, which brought over two feet of snow to the area.

Tufts has enacted a parking ban on university roadways and staff/faculty parking lots, which starts tonight at 11 p.m. and continues until tomorrow at 9 p.m, according to an email sent out to the Tufts community tonight. Students with Resident or Commuter permits are allowed to move their cars to the Lower Campus Garage or the Dowling Garage.

According to an announcement by the City of Somerville, residents may not park cars on the even-numbered sides of streets starting at 7:30 p.m. tonight. Anyone who cannot find parking is permitted to park in municipal and school parking lots during this time. Keep checking Jumbo Slice over the weekend to find more updates on this storm and its effects.

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