Boston Considered Snow Removal With Flamethrowers?

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Let's get down to the numbers: Snow plows around the state have moved enough snow to fill Gillette Stadium more than 90 times, according to Governor Charlie Baker.

Plows in Boston alone have been running for more than 112,000 hours.

And the city is using snow melters that gobble up 350 tons of snow in 60 just sixty minutes. They're running non-stop.

And for all the city's problems, Boston is actually pretty good at dealing with snowfall.

But it wasn't always so...

Oh, as for the flamethrowers... You can read about that here.


Sara Morrison, senior writer for Her story on the history of snow removal is here. She tweets at @SaraMorrison

This segment aired on February 10, 2015.


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