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Crews Spend Sunday Shoveling Out Gillette Stadium

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FOXBORO (CBS) – There’s a massive snow removal operation going on at Gillette Stadium ahead of Sunday afternoon’s game.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Kim Tunnicliffe reports


Eighty plows, front-end loaders and Bobcats worked overnight to move the snow off the field.

Snow in the stands of Gillette (Photo: WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe)

Snow in the stands of Gillette (Photo: WBZ NewsRadio’s Kim Tunnicliffe)

Nine inches fell overnight.

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Vice President of Operations Jim Nolan said they were lucky on two fronts.

400 people removed the snow prior to the game. (Photo: WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe)

400 people removed the snow prior to the game. (Photo: WBZ NewsRadio’s Kim Tunnicliffe)

“The timing of the storm ending around midnight coupled with the NFL moving the game back to 4 p.m., that gave us a much bigger window to get the job done,” he said.

In the stands, 400 people shoveled the snow into chutes where it is collected and hauled away.

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