People cover their faces as winds whip the snow along the Commonwealth Avenue Mall January 12, 2011 in Boston. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
BOSTON (CBS) – FEMA officials announced on Monday that federal disaster aid has been made available to Massachusetts for the severe winter storm that struck the area from Jan. 11-12.
The funding will be released to Berkshire, Essex, Hampshire, Middlesex, Norfolk, and Suffolk Counties.
Gallery: January 12 Blizzard
The designation allows cities and towns to apply for federal funding to help pay the costs of clearing all of the snow.