By South Boston Online staff
If you value the traffic cone, lawn chair, trash barrel or other household objects you may have placed in your on-street parking spot, you may want to retrieve it. The city of Boston is collecting and throwing away these items.
“Reminder for residents: No snow emergency was declared in Boston. Space savers will be removed as trash,” the city posted on its social media accounts Monday afternoon.
Traffic cones and chairs were spotted on South Boston streets late Monday afternoon.
Space savers are allowed for 48 hours after a snow emergency is declared, according to the city’s website. This weekend, the city had about 6 inches of snow according to the National Weather Service, though snowfall appeared to have been even less than that in some areas.
The city shared its reminder about space savers using a popular meme on social media. The image shared showed a drawing of a chair accompanied by a caption: “This is Sebastian. Sebastian is a space saver. Sebastian is only used during a declared snow emergency in Boston. Sebastian goes away 48 hours after a snow emergency is over. Be like Sebastian.” Hundreds of people had shared and liked the Facebook post as of early Monday evening.
The city also posted a reminder to residents about their responsibility for clearing surrounding sidewalks. Sidewalks must be cleared to allow a 42-inch wide pathway for wheelchairs and strollers.
For more information about space saver rules, shoveling, and other snow-related concerns, visit cityofboston.gov/snow.
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