Boston braces for one to four inches of snow, offers to bail out D.C. – Metro US

Boston braces for one to four inches of snow, offers to bail out D.C.

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The City of Boston says that they are ready for whatever may come from this weekend’s potential snowstorm.

And it had better not be much after Mayor Marty Walsh, on the heels of diminishing snowfall predictions for Boston, offered to send snow-clearing equipment to the District of Columbia.

Walsh, at the White House for a meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, told reporters he would offer two truck-mounted snow blowers to help out the nation’s capital, which is facing a predicted 24-inch snowfall, The Boston Globe reported.

“If we don’t get hit with the snow that’s [going to] hit in Washington, we bought two truck-mounted snow blowers last year to remove the snow off the street. When I see [D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser] later on today, I’m going to offer it to her,” Walsh said, according to the paper.

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Walsh’s office told the Globethat the snow blowers, which were bought in June, can each remove 2,750 tons of snow per hour, and fling it up to 150 feet away.

He said he had already called officials in Boston to notify them of the proposed aid to Washington.

“We will help,” Walsh said, according to the Globe.

But Boston won’t be unprepared if the worst of the storm reaches Boston.

Officials said he city has over 40,000 tons of salt, over 90 plows and sanders standing by, two large snow farms, a snow melter, and access to over 600 contracted plows, front end loaders, Bobcats and backhoes.