The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the region, effective 11 pm tonight, with forecasts calling for 12 to 18 inches of snow in Boston. Snowfall is expected to begin tonight around midnight and continue throughout Tuesday. Forecasters anticipate the snow will be heavy and wet, falling at approximately two inches per hour, and accompanied by high-speed winds. Travel will be extremely difficult during the storm; blizzard conditions are likely.
As always, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital is open for care during the storm, but please be sure to call your doctor's office to confirm your appointment and verify their hours of operation before leaving home. Contact information can be found on the web page for each department (view a listing of all departments here). Stay tuned to local news for weather updates and traffic reports.
Information for Staff
Stay tuned to local weather forecasts and your BWFH email for updates.
Due to a significant snowstorm moving into the area, there will be no parking in any surface lot or on the garage roofs during these times:
Monday, March 12, at 6 pm through Tuesday, March 13, at 7 am
Tuesday, March 13, at 6 pm through Wednesday, March 14, at 7 am
During these times, please park your car inside the garages so that snow removal crews can work efficiently.
Off-site parking lots will be closed all day on Tuesday, March 13.
Employees assigned to off-site parking lots should park in the third floor hillside garage beginning at 6 am on Tuesday, March 13.
Shuttles: Real-time shuttle bus tracking is available on your mobile device. Simply download the app from the App Store or get it on Google Play.
Public Transportation: MBTA service alerts are available by email or text message. Sign up here.
Employee Policy Regarding Severe Weather
As always, the hospital remains open for the care of our patients during the storm. BWFH’s state of emergency/severe weather policy is available for reference at here (Partners login required). Please plan accordingly, expect travel delays and use caution when traveling to or from work. Your safety and the safety of our patients are our priority. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak with your manager or supervisor.
Employee Sleeping Accommodations
Sleeping accommodations starting this evening can be arranged at the hospital by paging beeper #61916. Please give your full name, department, phone number and shift. If you request sleeping accommodations and your plans change, please page the beeper again to state that you no longer require accommodations.