Greater Boston Readies For Yet Another Storm

With a one-two punch of snow on the way, snow removal crews around Greater Boston are once again ready.

In Boston, Public Works Commissioner Joanne Massaro says crews are still working to clear away some of the snow from the storm last week.

"What we're trying to do is where the streets are too narrow for emergency vehicles," Massaro said. "We're trying to help with bus lines. We're trying to make it safer for people to get around, whether it's walking or driving."

Massaro says crews removed more than 37,000 tons of snow from city streets over the weekend.

As state and local governments try to figure out how to pay for all the snow removal, Gov. Deval Patrick is promising that streets will be cleared.

He says government leaders have no choice but to find a way to pay for it.

"We have filed for $25 million more in the supplemental budget, because this is primarily a state and local responsibility and we have to meet that responsibility," he said.

The next storm is expected to arrive late Tuesday morning and continue through Wednesday.

This program aired on January 31, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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