Boston Mayor Wu Says City Is Ready For Winter

Snow equipment and a large pile of salt at the Boston Public Works yard.Photo: Madison Rogers/WBZ NewsRadio

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Standing in front of a 12,000-pound pile of salt, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu and city officials declared the city "is prepared for winter."  

With the icy season just around the corner, city officials gathered in the Boston Public Works yard talking not just about keeping city roads and parking lots clear of ice and snow, they also talked about keeping residents warm and protected from the harsh winter elements.

Mayor Wu said it was especially important to keep vulnerable residents like the homeless safe throughout winter.

The mayor said the pile of salt displayed in the yard is just a portion of a much larger 44,000-pound stockpile of salt to help get crews through the winter.

The city also has some 175 pieces of snow removal equipment that will spring into action when the snow starts to fly.

"Winter doesn't stand a chance in Boston because we are ready," she said. "Last winter was particularly warm, so I'm trying not to jinx it."

The mayor reminded people to be considerate by keeping their sidewalks clear, checking on their neighbors, and if someone is seen struggling out in the cold, call 911.

WBZ's Madison Rogers (@MadisonWBZ) reports.

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