Snow joke: Boston threatens drivers with year in jail

Boston isn’t playing around in the snow. With Nemo promising to dump feet of the white stuff on the city, Boston has banned non-emergency traffic from the city’s streets as of 4 p.m. and threatened a year in jail for those caught behind the wheel.

Boston’s taking the snow seriously, and citizens seem to be taking the fine seriously. Most of them, anyway.

If you still don’t think #Snowpocalypse is that big of a deal in Beantown, check this out: even Starbucks is closed.

  • MPImedia

    Someone told me that the police were ordering businesses in central MA to close (Dunkin Donuts, gas stations). I’d think the two things you need to plow would be gas and coffee (plow optional).

  • Maxx

    “Send in the drones!”

    …but on a serious note, they can’t plow Boston effectively if people are clogging the streets, “checking things out.” The “year in jail” thing is ridiculous though. $500 will get it done.

  • TugboatPhil

    So will the City of Boston lift the restriction on snow removal trucks dumping their loads of snow into the harbor? That was a big slow down on the last major storm where the streets didn’t get cleared in 09. The reason I heard at the time was that dumping the road snow might ….put salt into the harbor.

    • DDay

      Not a chance. People can freeze, they’ll protect the fish.

      • Penny Robinson Fan Club

        Not to mention all that snow melting into the ocean can cause the sea level to rise and Guam to tip over.

        • dmacleo

          wait, wouldn’t that cause it to float away more?
          or is it like a float away, hit a big wave, then tip thing?
          I’ll query Hank on that :)

    • Ken Alan Draper

      yeah, you wouldn’t want the ocean water to get salty.

  • carla5731

    Does this law apply to Obama’s Aunt Zeituni and Uncle Onyango too? They seem to be immune to prosecution when breaking all other state and federal laws so I think the extent of this ban should be clarified.

    • DDay

      Uncle Omar (still illegal, court date is in Dec.) got his license back. No joking. He’s still illegally here but they gave him back his license.

    • TocksNedlog

      Hopefully they found shelter, otherwise they’ll be paparazcicles by now!

  • dmacleo

    weather related lockdowns and everyone happily accepts it.
    enjoy the cities you idiots

    • Ken Alan Draper

      yeah, out where I live the locals use their plows to open the roads & you usually don’t see a government plow till the snow is done. & then all they do is bury your mailbox, that is if they didn’t plow it over in the first place.

      • dmacleo

        private road here so I NEVER see a town plow on it unless I specifically pay the contractor to take a swipe.
        which I may have to do this time as the drifts aare so bad.
        bucket on the massey we also use will help but its time consuming to do that where a wing will take it faster.
        I usually do my section of road with garden tractor and snowblower (I have 2 setup in case one breaks) and I can move it out 30 feet or more easily but these 6+ foot drifts are difficult.

  • Joe W.

    Enjoy those shackles, libs…..

  • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

    I really don’t think they can enforce a made-up law during the day. There’s no way to prove that a person knowingly heard of the prohibited blizzard driving act of 08, Feb. 2013. But, it’s for safety or something. #PussificationOfTheUSA

    • TocksNedlog

      Ignorance of the law is no excuse!

      [One of these days, somebody should whisper into the president’s big ear a little reminder that this applies to The Supreme Law of the Land as well.]

  • TheOriginalDonald

    But the Mayor said there was only gonna be two to three inches!-Gerry Callahan #ThomasMeninoSendsGetWellWishesToHondo

    • TocksNedlog

      He was speaking of another matter — it’s one of those open-mic gaffes.

  • Lord Foggybottom

    Don’t tread on me… unless yer wearin’ wicked snowshoes!

  • Frank Drebin

    So stay off the streets, Pahk yah cah in Hahvud Yahd

  • off_leash

    Read the law. Under a state of emergency in Massachusetts the authorities can seize your stuff if they feel they need it.

    • TocksNedlog

      Of course they can. In Libby Land, anything is possible . . . for the government.

  • EOD

    I had no idea that there was a Governor of Boston #LibsAreDumb

    • TocksNedlog

      Yes. He’s “on” the Northeast.

  • TocksNedlog

    Just remember, as bad as this is, the Blizzard of ’78 was ONE degree colder!!!

  • BristolGOP Backup

    Actually the ban is statewide.

    I’m housebound by executive fiat.

  • $23629333

    Round up all the gangbangers – the folks least likely to have heard the governor’s edict, and most likely to ignore it if they have – toss them in the can for a year, and watch what happens to the crime rate in Massachusetts, and – in particular – in those areas where the gangbangers are normally found.

  • Ken Alan Draper

    boy those snow plow driver’s are gonna be in trouble! LOL! isn’t living in Boston punishment enough?