Mother Nature threw it all at Revere â€“ snow, freezing rain, and sub-freezing temperatures â€“ but the city handled the first stormy blast of the winter very well.
Mayor Brian Arrigo said there were no major storm-related issues in the city over the weekend and on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday when temperatures were in single digits. Revere students returned to school Tuesday morning with no delays, while the RHS sports teams resumed their regular schedule.
â€œRevere endured the effects of the seasonâ€™s first winter storm with no major consequences or problems,â€ said Arrigo. â€œIt was a challenging type of storm, with the heavy, wet snow followed by what amounted to a â€˜flash freeze.â€™ Thankfully, the storm hit on a Sunday of a long weekend, so not many people were on the roads â€“ and with the Patriots game on that evening, a lot of people remained indoors.â€
Arrigo thanked the public safety departments and the DPW for their efforts during the storm.
â€œI thank all those who protect our public safety, our police and fire departments, and our DPW workers, and those who respond to the public at the Cityâ€™s 311-Constituent services, for their hard work during the storm,â€ said Arrigo. â€œThey were at their posts and doing their jobs. Itâ€™s winter in New England â€“ so storms are part of what we deal with.â€
Ward 5 Councillor John Powers was pleased with the DPWâ€™s plowing operations throughout his ward.
â€œThe streets were cleared quickly and treated with salt, giving motorists safe access in the neighborhood,â€ said Powers. â€œOn Sunday, I traveled throughout Ward 5 and the conditions were good for motor vehicles. The one problem I did see was the flooding on Mills Avenue. It is still an ongoing concern during stormy weather and high tide conditions, and it needs to be addressed.â€
The regionâ€™s 10-day forecast, according to The Weather Channel, shows no major snowstorms, but rain is expected on Thursday.