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Snow Clean-up in Worcester, Mass. Begins



    Worcester Dept. of Public Works says 367 plows have been treating the roads (Published Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014)

    (NECN: Mike Cronin) - The cleanup began and the snow banks piled up in Worcester, Mass. Friday morning as the city dug out from a long storm.

    Perhaps none were happier than Kieser the dog.

    "Oh he's a big fan. He absolutely loves the snow. The first snowstorm I let him out, he runs around the yard, has a blast," Worcester resident Christian Gallagher - Kieser's owner - says.

    But his owner - wasn't as thrilled.

    "Hopefully this is the end of it. That's what they're telling me," he says.

    Since Thursday night, Department of Public Works says 367 plows have been treating roads. They say they'll continue sanding and salting Friday night. Many roads were snow covered earlier Friday - like Summer Hill Street.

    "I don't like getting plowed in. Other than that I don't mind it. I need a driveway someday," Worcester resident Pat Digregorio says.

    Digregorio shoveled his way out Friday morning to get to work.

    "It's a lot of snow, but it's light, so that's a good thing. It's not heavy," Digregorio says.

    Others were getting ready to finally go home.

    Dale McIntosh started plowing at nine o'clock Thursday night.

    "I mean the roads weren't bad. Most of the main ones, but the side roads were real sloppy," he says. "It was kind of a weird storm because it really wasn't building up last night and then this morning it really started to build up."

    Some braved the cold temperatures to take advantage of the snowfall on a hill at Quinsigamond Community College. Friday was another snow day for Worcester Public School students.

    "Just took them out to go sledding, try to get them out of the house for a little while before we go back in and plan on staying in," Worcester resident Walter Ross says.

    Meanwhile, Kieser had no plans of staying in - at least as of Friday afternoon.

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