Boston Wants to Improve on Storm Cleanup - NECN

Boston Wants to Improve on Storm Cleanup



    Boston wants to improve on storm cleanup

    Mayor Menino says they'll use GPS tracking devices to monitor snow plow drivers (Published Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014)

    (NECN: Jackie Bruno, Charlestown, Mass.) - We're once again bracing for another round of Mother Nature.

    And after some fallout from how the city handled the blizzard a few weeks ago, the city is working to make sure it doesn't fail its residents again.

    Boston definitely wants to improve how they handle the storm clean up this weekend.

    In Charlestown, the original private contractor that was responsible for plowing after the blizzard was fired for not plowing enough or quickly enough. And that made things difficult for people who live and work here.

    We talked to two men who said things were a mess following that storm.

    “It was bad for a good week, especially this street out here. I’m working on the building over there and the cars were stuck all week long,” says Justin Larose.

    “I plow up in Nashua, New Hampshire, and it was a light snow so it was easy,” says Thomas Carey.

    So now, Boston Mayor Tom Menino says they will use GPS tracking devices to monitor the plow drivers to make sure they’re doing what they’re supposed to do.

    Of course, this is all going to cost a lot of money, and the city and the state are starting to run through their snow funds. The Mayor, however, assured everyone they will do what they have to do to ensure the safety of their residents.