We’ve seen record-setting snowfall in the past week in Boston, creating difficult challenges for Department of Public Works crews who have been working around the clock to remove the snow from the streets and roadways.
It was a monumental assignment and there is even more snow in the forecast.
What we noticed from the Blizzard of 2015 – in comparison to the historic Blizzard of 1978 – was that our meteorologists gave us ample warning that such a devastating storm was heading our way. Our Boston TV weather forecasters were right on the mark in predicting the blizzard.
Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Martin J. Walsh were front and center informing our residents of the latest developments about transportation, public safety, and snowplowing operations. Our Governor, our Mayor did an exceptional job in what was a real test of their leadership and administrative skills during the snow emergency and blizzard conditions.
We agreed with the Mayor and school officials’ decision to close our Boston schools until it was deemed safe for our schoolchildren to navigate the sidewalks and walkways leading to the school buildings.
We in New England are accustomed to the wintry conditions that exist here. The long-time residents have been through many snowstorms over the years. They will tell you that patience is of the utmost importance during events such as last week’s blizzard.
All in all, East Boston weathered the storm well and the good news is that spring – Red Sox spring training at least, is just around the corner.