Boston braces for college move-in day

ALLSTON, MASS. (WHDH) - September means move-in time for college students and others in Boston and the city is preparing for stuck trucks, traffic and piles of junk on curbs.

Moving trucks in neighborhoods like the Back Bay and Brookline are clogging the streets and cramming into tight parking spaces for unloading. They are also getting stuck. Several have already gotten trapped under overpasses on Storrow Drive, prompting Massachusetts State Police to remind their social media followers that trucks do not belong there.

Over in Allston, Sept. 1 has become an unofficial holiday: Allston Christmas. As people move out of their apartments, unwanted furniture and other items pile up on the curb for the taking.

Boston released an interactive map, details areas in neighborhoods that drivers may want to avoid because of all the college students returning.

Officials are meeting with students and conducting inspections to ensure students are living in safe environments. Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn encouraged people moving in to take a look around and make sure their apartment was up to building code.

For a list of traffic advisories and parking restrictions, click here.

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