Major snowstorm could prove costly for the state

Boston could see up to 3' of snow from this storm

BOSTON (WWLP) – We are looking at the possibility of a lot of snow over the next few days, and the state, as well as cities and towns, are preparing for the clean up.

The City of Boston is expecting accumulating snow that could total several feet once it stops.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s office said the city has 700 pieces of equipment and 35,000 tons of salt on hand to treat the roads. The city has set aside $18.5 million for snow removal this winter, and this storm might eat up a significant chunk of that money.

“This is not an avoidable cost. We have to have the appropriate response, have equipment out doing its job and make sure that our transportation infrastructure can function given the obstacles we’re going to face with the storm,” said Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester).

A spokesperson from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation told 22News that they are ready to send out snow removal equipment to clear major roadways across the state.

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