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City Taking Precautions to Deal with Serious Winter Storm

Last year: Franklin Square received a blanket of snow.

With a borderline “historic” blizzard approaching the city, Boston officials have already begun to make arrangements for snow removal, power outages and emergecy rescue. 

With the latest forecasts predicting 1-2 feet of snow to fall in Boston from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning, city departments are already preparing. More than 600 pieces of equipment and snowplows will be active on city streets by early Friday morning, according to the mayor’s office. 

The Office of Emergency Management is coordinating with city agencies, NSTAR, and the Weather Service, Boston Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services have arranged for additional staffing, and police will be stationed at major intersections around the city. The Inspectional Services Department will double its shifts of inspectors working this weekend to deal with anticipated power and heat outages.

“This is a very serious storm that is developing,” Mayor Menino said. “Safety is our number one priority, and my Snow Team will continue to monitor the situation so that Boston is ready for whatever comes our way.” read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 8, 2013 at 4:59 am

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