MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES PREPARATIONS FOR UPCOMING WINTER STORM
BOSTON - Saturday, January 23, 2016 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced today that the Public Works Department (PWD) has been pre-treating roads in Boston since 2 p.m. to prepare for Winter Storm Jonas. PWD has deployed 200 salters, with the capacity to deploy 400 salters if there are changes to the forecast, and over 40,000 tons of salt is available.
"The Public Works Department continues to work in our neighborhoods to ensure we are prepared for the upcoming winter storm and our roads are safe," Mayor Walsh said. "While we are hopeful that Boston will not see the worst of this storm, I ask for everyone to be cautious if traveling, check on neighbors and call 911 if someone is in need of help or shelter."
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until Sunday at 7 a.m. Snow accumulation has shifted to 3-4 inches of snow in Boston and maximum wind gusts have increased to 40 mph. The Office of Emergency Management is actively monitoring the forecast.