My Boston family and
friends are getting super frustrated at this point and who can blame them.
never knew Boston had "Snow Melter" equipment before. I guess I've been away
from my home town too long! I'm sure that is a super expensive piece of equipment that most snow removal companies don't have or can't afford.
As of Tuesday morning, Boston has received 77.3
inches of snow this season. The governor for Massachusetts signed an emergency
declaration for the entire state. I remember the Blizzard of 78 and this has
surpassed that already.
I was curious as to why they couldn't dump the snow in the ocean and my son told me that it's against the law. The Clean Water Act prohibits dumping snow in the ocean and the Wetlands Protection Act says no dumping in rivers and lakes because those truckloads of snow would contain contaminants like road treating chemicals, salt and even oil and gas from cars. Not to mention garbage picked up off the road. All stuff that doesn't belong in our waterways.
I guess more Snow Melters are needed. What are they going to do?
Stay safe folks. Don't
drive. Be careful. Sending hugs!
I feel guilty signing off here in sunny South Florida!