Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 is Day 1 - 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. (overnight). Do not park on either side of the street with the red sign: Snow Emergency Route. Snow plows will clear those streets first.
A Snow Emergency will be declared no later than 6 p.m. on any given day. At 9 p.m. on that day, Snow Emergency parking rules begin.
Park on either side of non-Snow Emergency routes (these streets DO NOT have the red sign: Snow Emergency Route).
After a street is fully plowed, feel free to park there, even if Snow Emergency parking rules are still in effect. Fully plowed means the street is completely cleared and plowed as wide as possible. Plows may come through more than once, so make sure that it is fully plowed as wide as possible before parking.
This morning I walked outside into a winter wonderland. Kids were throwing snowballs with smiles on their faces. Sidewalks were being shoveled by bundled up parents. There were people sitting in their cars with coffee to warm their hands.
Then I arrived at MCAD where finals are at the forefront of every students mind. They trudge through the snow fumbling with their books. They sport pajama pants that haven’t been washed in, well we won’t talk about how long. Their eyes show the stress and fatigue of listening to the same study mix on 8tracks five times in a row and four hours of sleep a night. I pass by the entrance to the school where one student seems to have attempted a snow angel, but this is as far as they got.
I wish them well in their finals and hope that soon, they will be able to make beautiful snow angels with no cares in the world.