A Solid Winter Storm, but There Have Been Worse

January 29, 2022
This plow had The Great Road all to itself on Saturday afternoon ~ Image, Marc Hamilton, (c) 2022 all rights reserved ~ Click to view full-size



Bedford Common during Saturday’s storm ~ Image, Marc Hamilton (c) 2022 all rights reserved ~ Click to view full-size

“It’s a solid winter storm. But there have been worse.”

Director of Public Works David Manugian reported on the weather’s local impact Saturday around 5 p.m.

“We didn’t get as badly hit as we thought we might,” Manugian said. Total local snowfall was about 10 inches late Saturday afternoon; “overall it’s going to be in the 12-18-inch range. “

Snow didn’t seriously accumulate until late morning, continuing into the afternoon. Manugian said. The entire lineup of town crews and backup contractors was deployed. The only equipment issues were routine, he said.

Not only streets but also school and library parking lots were maintained during the storm, the director reported.

Manugian anticipated that some plow drivers will get home late Saturday evening, while salt application will continue throughout the night. Sunday, workers will return to focus on school bus stops and begin clearing sidewalks, which could take several days to complete.

The timing was a blessing, Manugian said, as on Saturday there are fewer people who need to be on the road. “Our operations manager, Carl Gagnon, said people have been great about not parking on the street, and that makes a huge difference.”

Mike Rosenberg can be reached at [email protected], or 781-983-1763

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