Boston Blizzard Clean-up Coming to a Close | NECN

Boston Blizzard Clean-up Coming to a Close



    Parking ban lifted 6 p.m. Tuesday; schools re-open Wednesday (Published Friday, Jan. 17, 2014)

    (NECN: John Moroney, Boston) - Boston officials say they've made a lot of progress making roads and sidewalks safe now three days since the storm moved out.

    They're looking to return to normal life.

    It's a tight squeeze no matter where you go in Boston. Here in city's Jamaica Plain neighborhood, it's been slow going as people and vehicles navigate streets still clogged with snow and ice.

    The Blizzard of 2013 ended almost 72 hours ago, but the state's best known city is still working to get back to normal. Some good news is that Boston's parking ban will be lifted 6 p.m. Tuesday, relieving some of the pressure on neighborhoods like Beacon Hill.

    Schools in Boston will reopen Wednesday. The warmer temperatures have helped, and the city says municipal crews and private contractors have made loads of progress in the last 24 hours.

    Still, the Mayor says the city's response to the storm should have been better.

    Large trucks, like these in South Boston, have been moving snow for days now. And Tuesday morning, dozens of recruits from the city's Fire Academy were pressed into service to dig out hydrants.

    Fortunately, the clean-up in Boston is coming to a close.