Winter Weather Preparations Underway In Boston


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Despite it being a sunny Friday in the Bay State, Mayor Marty Walsh met with City officials at the Public Works yard to discuss winter weather preparations currently underway in the City of Boston.

Mayor Walsh said as always, the City has resources available for residents during the colder months, including older adults and individuals experiencing homelessness.

"This year, it's more important than ever for Bostonians to look out for one another, especially as we continue to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic," Mayor Walsh said. "I'm calling on each and every resident to be prepared, to care for our vulnerable residents, and to check on our neighbors as we approach the winter season."

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Walsh said the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is in constant contact with the National Weather Service to receive detailed forecasts for the City of Boston, and to ensure City departments have plans in place to handle the forecast.

The Public Works Department currently has 45,000 tons of salt on-hand to treat City streets, along with 150 pieces of in-house snow clearing equipment. The PWD also has the capability to place over 600 additional pieces on the roads during larger storms.

According to the National Weather Service Boston, although much of Massachusetts was experiencing temperatures in the 50's and 60's Friday, wetter and colder weather will return late Sunday into Monday.

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