Another Week, Another Snowstorm Lynn Crews Continue to Dig out from Long Winter

February 23, 2015
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Manuel and Alfredo clean off their garage roof. Those with flat roofs heeded warnings from area fire departments to shovel off roofs for fear of collapse.

Manuel and Alfredo clean off their garage roof. Those with flat roofs heeded warnings from area fire departments to shovel off roofs for fear of collapse.

The Lynn Public Works Department began the week, once again, digging out from a snowstorm that dumped more than 12-inches of snow on the region over the weekend.

The latest snowfall, estimated at about 16-inches for the Greater Lynn area, brings the seasonal total to more than 97-inches of snow, all since January 23, making this the second snowiest winter since the National Weather Service began keeping records for Greater Boston.

By Tuesday and Wednesday, Lynn public works crews were focused on the task of widening streets and removing excess snow and clearing out the city’s dead end streets.

The goal is to get streets opened up to traffic and create space for residents to park, hopefully before any new snow falls on  the area.

According to the L:ynn public works department, road crews are working 16-hour shifts in an effort to clear out the snow that has been dropped from four successive snowstorms over the last 24 days.

The latest meteorological forecasts were calling for some light snow Wednesday evening into Thursday morning, with another possible burst of four to six inches falling Saturday into Sunday.

Given that the Greater Boston region has already recoded more than 97.5 inches of snow and that the all-time record snowfall in Boston was about 107.5 inches in 1997-97, we are well within sight of setting a new record.

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