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City on Plowing: 'Side Streets a Priority'

Mayor Thomas Menino's office said the city is adding 40 additional pieces of cleanup equipment to go along with the 600 already deployed.

The city is focusing on plowing side streets Sunday, according to a press statement issued from Mayor Thomas Menino's office.

“Our number one priority today is getting to the side streets,” Menino said in the statement. “Residents have been very patient as we work to recover from the fifth largest snow storm to ever hit the City of Boston. We are doing everything we can to get additional pieces of equipment into residential areas, including coordinating with MEMA to get federal and state resources. As our crews work, I’m urging drivers to continue to stay off the roads.”

The city has added 40 pieces of equipment from private contractors and other states to go along with the 600 pieces already deployed.

Several streets have yet to be plowed in Jamaic Plain, .

Robinwood Ave

Sheridan

Chestnut

Forbes

Tower St.

Wachusett St.

Goldsmith

Pershing Road to Curley School

Forest Hills St.

Boylston St.

Boston Public Schools are closed Monday. Curtis Hall is open Monday for child care services.

Gwyn Helie February 10, 2013 at 06:55 PM
My end of Forest Hills Street still not plowed!
MarkBoston February 10, 2013 at 08:52 PM
South Huntington has been plowed several times but only the narrow center of the street . The snow ban has removed all the cars .. WHY are they not spreading out the center plowing to go closer to the curb ???When the ban is lifted the cars returning will be forced to park so far from the curb it will affect the passage of traffic . some common sense is needed here
steve dudley February 11, 2013 at 01:47 PM
Weld Hill st is not plowed. A 10' mound of snow sits in the street at Wenham and Weld Hill St blocking visibility and making passing almost impossible.
Left Goes Right February 11, 2013 at 01:57 PM
In their defense, the top of Wachusett, Weld Hill, Wenham St, etc are on steep hills and are very difficult to plow so they have decided not to do them at all. Solid planning Boston.

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