Road travel will be banned in the entire state starting at 4 p.m. today, Gov. Deval Patrick has ordered in the latest response to the major snowstorm under way.
A City of Boston parking ban on major streets is already in effect. All MBTA public transit service will shut down at 3:30 p.m. today.
The travel and parking bans will stay in place until further notice from state and local government. The travel ban does not include essential workers in some types of businesses, including basic supply stores, health care, financial services, public utilities, government and the news media.
Jamaica Plain is already seeing significant windblown snow. The snow is predicted to increase and peak overnight, then last into Saturday morning. Reliable forecasts predict that the JP area will receive 1 to 2 feet of snow, with higher drifts.
For more information, see cityofboston.gov/snow and mass.gov/eopss/agencies/mema. For any problems or questions related to City services and the snowstorm, call the Mayor’s 24-Hour Hotline at 617-635-4500. To receive City of Boston emergency notices electronically, see cityofboston.gov/alert or follow @NotifyBoston on Twitter.