Winter Storm Nemo
by Thomas MacMillan | Feb 27, 2013 10:20 am | Comments (2)
Nearly three weeks after he pummeled the city, Nemo’s bones lie piled up off Route 34, melting alternately in sun and rain.
by Melissa Bailey | Feb 20, 2013 10:34 am
After the school district canceled February break at the last minute to make up for lost snow days, student attendance remained high, school officials reported.
by Melissa Bailey | Feb 18, 2013 4:36 pm | Comments (32)
In order to carry passengers down Goffe Terrace Monday, the Z3 bus had to swerve around a bank of unplowed snow, crossing the yellow lines into oncoming traffic.
The tight spot was one of dozens neighbors flagged as they called in complaints about narrow streets and high snow piles—questioning the city’s assertion that the post-blizzard cleanup is largely done.
by Thomas MacMillan | Feb 18, 2013 11:27 am | Comments (16)
“The department of the public works have over 100 teams at work removing snow from the streets to-day. ... To-day the teams are at work in Chapel and Church streets. The city is paying $5 per day for double teams and $3 for single teams.”
by Staff | Feb 15, 2013 3:59 pm | Comments (1)
School is still on next week, but after-school activities are off.
by Melissa Bailey | Feb 15, 2013 3:59 pm | Comments (2)
City crews plan to push through one more night of plowing before scaling back operations Saturday afternoon—unless another storm adds more snow this weekend.
by Staff | Feb 15, 2013 12:37 pm | Comments (8)
(Updated: 4:45 p.m. Friday) With less than two hours’ notice, the city announced that Friday evening’s parking ban will extend to downtown streets.
by Staff | Feb 15, 2013 12:29 pm | Comments (1)
That wasn’t a snow man. It was a man man—a man who had allegedly attacked his wife on Valentine’s Day.
by Paul Bass | Feb 15, 2013 11:39 am | Comments (13)
Eight tri-axle dump trucks lined up to help return Woodward Avenue to normalcy five days after Winter Storm Nemo buried it. In cities more accustomed to big blizzards, monster snow-removal vehicles might have arrived earlier—with plow “wings” on the side.
by Thomas MacMillan | Feb 15, 2013 8:09 am | Comments (7)
When a 100-year blizzard dropped massive amounts of snow, the response had to be just as big: 35-ton payloaders designed for quarries, an army of round-the-clock workers from across the state, $750,000 of contract labor—and a mountain range rising on the East Shore.