November 21 2018,  Revere

First Snowfall of Season Hits Revere

By Tara Vocino

McMaken Field on Winthrop Avenue continued to flood and freeze on Friday morning, the day after the snowfall. (Courtesy photo, Ed Terrell)

The Department of Public Works Superintendent weighed in on the first snowfall of the season — ironically, before Thanksgiving — on Thursday night, where Revere saw approximately two inches of snow.

“It’s unusual to have accumulating snow this early,” DPW Superintendent Paul Argenzio said Friday afternoon after a long night of plowing and sanding the roads. “It snowed for four hours before changing over to rain.”

Argenzio said his department had 15 sanding trucks on the road pre-treating and salting during snowfall. Approximately, 250 tons of salt were used in this storm, according to Argenzio.

“Since this was a small storm, limited manpower was needed,” Argenzio said. “There was no need of a parking ban since we didn’t receive significant snow.”

Revere Scanner organizer said he reported at least 10 accidents over a three-hour period, almost the duration of the storm. According to the media log, only seven of those crashes were

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