HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – With a little more than a week to go before Holyoke’s annual St. Patrick’s Parade, the route is now snow bank-free. Parade-goers will not have to worry about large snow piles following the intense, snowy winter the region experienced.
Holyoke DPW Superintendent William Fuqua told 22News that their crews began clearing the roadsides on March 3. Heavy equipment was used, and crews worked day and night to get the work done along the entire 2.5 mile parade route.
The DPW was able to get the work done without additional help from the state. Fuqua credited foreman Jim Ritter for maintaining a rigorous schedule to make sure everything is ready in time for the parade.
The Holyoke St. Patrick’s parade steps off from the Kmart plaza on Northampton Street Sunday, March 22.