It seemed unusual, given past experience, that no snow emergency was declared last Thursday when it snowed relentlessly for close to twelve hours. Subsequent snow clean up has also been a bit different from what we've experienced in the past. On Friday, a comment on Facebook celebrated the fact that the Department of Public Works was knocking down the "gutter glaciers" and clearing snow from the parking lanes on Warren Street. The person who posted the comment, former Third Ward alderman John Friedman, attributed the change of practice to the new mayor, Rick Rector. Today, the same clearing of the gutters is happening on less trafficked streets.
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