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City to Target Large Snow Piles on Roadways

"Snow strike teams" will launch on Monday to remove large piles of snow from roadways and intersections.

Two days after the blizzard of 2013, most streets have been cleared and conditions for motorists are improving.

But huge snow piles are shrinking travel lanes, clogging intersections and making parking impossible. 

The City of Boston announced on Monday that it will launch a coordinated “snow strike teams” to remove the massive piles of plowed snow. 

These teams will include police officers and employees form the city’s transportation, public works, and neighborhood services departments. 

Officials said the teams will head out on Monday with orange spray paint to demark which snow piles will be removed by larger machinery. The city noted some roads may need to close during the process but it has not announced which roads will be targeted. 

The snow will be transported to empty lots officials have designated "snow farms."

Work is expected to continue through Monday night into Tuesday. 

A parking ban still in effect in Boston.

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ywittner February 12, 2013 at 05:39 AM
I wonder how long it will take to remove the snow from the snow emergency arteries, and finally allow tax payers to park on the streets. 3 days after the storm and nothing is done yet to clean up clarendon, berkeley, dartmouth, tremont, columbus etc...
Mark Smith February 12, 2013 at 04:57 PM
I couldn't agree more. I pay thousands in taxes every year to the City. I understand the need to have cars off to ease removal of snow during and immediately after a storm, but it's been almost 72 hours since last snow fall. Enough is enough.

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