MassDOT Commissioner Defends Plow Crews

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BOSTON (CBS) — The commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation says crews were out working hard Tuesday morning to keep the roads clear, but the snow was falling fast.

Luisa Paiewonsky told WBZ-TV’s David Wade that there were 2,400 pieces of equipment clearing the roads and putting down material.

She said crews started laying material at 1 a.m. and were “ratcheting up the number of crews and equipment since then.”

The snow stuck around longer than originally forecast, Paiewonsky said, adding that crews were having a tough time keeping up.

“Traveling at normal highway speed today is not a good idea,” she said, adding that the evening commute was expected to be slow as well.

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