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Officials: City of Boston is Ready for Snow

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    Preparations for winter in Boston are well underway and city officials believe they are ready for whatever is coming. (Published Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016)

    Preparations for winter in Boston are well underway and city officials believe they are ready for whatever is coming.

    For children, the snow is an exciting part of winter. But for adults the snow is not always something to smile about. The snowfall expected tonight is likely not enough to build a snowman, but depending on where you live it will be enough to get some salt on the roads.

    Mayor of Boston Marty Walsh wants everyone to the city is well prepared.

    The City of Boston has 44,000 tons of salt in addition to 140 pieces of snow plowing equipment and 700 more from private contractors standing by. Additionally, this year’s snow plow budget of is larger than the $22 million allotted for last year.

    “If we get a major storm I think people will eventually see a change in the way we are taking snow off the street rather than pushing it around,” Walsh said. "Hopefully that will cut down on some of the aggravation people have."

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