During a snow storm, the Public Works Department is responsible for fully de-icing and plowing 850 miles of roadway with over 500 pieces of equipment that can be actived. Roadways under state control (DCR and MassDOT) are maintained by those agencies.
Snow Storm Response
Public Works strategically dispatches City and contract equipment across 200 plowing routes as needed. At full deployment, Public Works utilizes over 500 pieces of equipment. Small public alleys, side streets and dead ends will be fully cleared by the completion of all snow removal efforts.
In clearing roadways, plowing snow across driveways is unavoidable. When shoveling your driveway or parked car, please consider that crews make frequent passes until roads are adequately cleared.
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Submit Street Plowing Requests to 311