Mechanical failures cause snow removal delays in Revere
REVERE, Mass. (WHDH) -- As high tide hit, eight to 10 foot waves crashed on the shores of Revere Beach.
Locals said they haven’t seen a surge come in that far since the Blizzard of ’78.
Local officials were not overly concerned. They said big waves gave them some concern but that most of the waves would cause some street flooding, some splash-overs but no homes being flooded.
There were some minor street closures because of flooding, but there were no major issues.
Main roads were pretty clear in Revere. However, many side roads were plowed in and impossible to pass. The mayor said that they lost four pieces of equipment Friday night to mechanical failures so some of the areas in the city that were supposed to be plowed out couldn’t be because they didn’t have the machinery.
One local was out collecting clams as the tide rolled in, the pounding surf bringing in a lot from the ocean.
Resident were advised to continue to stay put and wait until emergency vehicles could clear things out and make them safe again.