Mayor Walsh Asks Residents To Help Clear Intersections Of Snow

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(Boston Police Department)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- After concerns about snow blocking intersections throughout the city, Mayor Marty Walsh asked residents to pitch in to assist crews in clearing crosswalks.

Mayor Walsh told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Wednesday morning that the city simply doesn't have the manpower to clear every intersection, even though it's been nearly a week since the nor'easter hit.

"We do have machinery going out every day, clearing handicap ramps as best we can," Walsh said. "But if you could clear the crosswalks on your street or your corner, that would be helpful."

On Tuesday, WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Bernice Corpuz reported that several intersections across the city were still blocked--including this one in Chinatown.

When a blind woman filed a complaint on the city's 311 app, a city response said it was cleared--though the above video clearly shows it wasn't.

Walsh said that crews are working hard "every day, every night," and have removed over 100 truckloads of snow from city streets.

"I think for the most part, the public works department did do a very good job in getting the snow off the streets, getting the main thoroughfares open the next day," he said. "And a lot of people in Boston did a good job by shovelling their property, and I appreciate that."

He added that it's still difficult to get around, and urged residents to think about the elderly and disabled in clearing some more snow.

"It is complicated, it's a very tricky walk still," he said. "But in the meantime, people that are handicapped, or seniors, people that have disabilities are having a hard time getting around in the snow because of the way the snow came, so we're asking for as much help as we can get here."

He also noted that it's far past the deadline for space savers, and said trash crews were removing those as well.

"We didn't do a special trip around the city the last couple days, but what we are doing is, the trash trucks are going around all week long, and if somebody had a space saver there, they're picked up and they're thrown in the trash."

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Bernice Corpuz reports

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