By Alana Gomez, WBZ-TV

WALTHAM (CBS) — Waltham snow removal took to the streets in full force Saturday, taking snow away from neighborhoods – a job they haven’t done in many winters.

“It’s pretty dramatic I haven’t had to do this since ‘97,” said Bernie McDonald with Waltham DPW.  “People are surprised to see us out here.”

People were surprised and appreciative.  Huge heaps of snow on their streets have been forcing pedestrians into the middle of the road and making it hard for drivers to see around corners.

WBZ-TV’s Alana Gomez reports.

“It’s a great feeling,” said Michael Cannistraro, who watched dump trucks clear out his driveway.  “I thought I was going to have to do more shoveling today.”

McDonald said that they plan to move more than 70,000 tons of snow out of the neighborhoods and into their snow dumps. 

McDonald said the city will probably use up its snow budget by the end of the weekend.  With another mid-week storm in the forecast, work crews will have to ask for more money for the second time this winter.

Comments (5)
  1. 01608 says:

    Worc. should this so we don’t have to drive into traffic to know it’s coming. If my car gets hit because can I su? They can put all the snow on the old landfills we have.

  2. Acme says:

    I see why you didn’t spell Worcester you had a hard time with sue, lol

    1. 01608 says:

      Y I O U A thank you Acme 4 helping me find my E that I knew was missin, now if I could find thE missin words.

      1. Cynic says:

        01608…I have a lot of extra letters that show up on my computer from time to time,Perhaps they are yours. If you could contact me and identify them I will be more than happy to return them

  3. Paul Dixon says:

    Now, if only other towns would follow this model!

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