Mayor Menino says the city's heard growing cries from snowlocked residents of unplowed side streets: It's managed to find extra equipment to clear roads:
Our number one priority today is getting to the side streets. Residents have been very patient as we work to recover from the fifth largest snow storm to ever hit the City of Boston. We are doing everything we can to get additional pieces of equipment into residential areas, including coordinating with MEMA to get federal and state resources. As our crews work, I'm urging drivers to continue to stay off the roads.
The city says a Vermont convoy of front-end loaders and 10-wheel dump trucks is now working in the city. A local contractor, Mario Susi & Son, Inc., has provided 7 additional pieces of equipment, including backhoes, front end loaders and Bobcats, the city says, adding that MassDOT, Massport and the Boston Convention and Exposition Center have also lent equipment to the city.