Crews Get Ready for St. Patrick's Parade After Snow Storm

Buffalo, NY -- Friday's high temperatures will be good news for crews preparing to keep Delaware Avenue clear of snow for this weekend's Saint Patrick's Day parade.

Wednesday's blizzard parked a lot of snow on Delaware Avenue, which is home to the annual parade, but the Commissioner of Public Works told us not to worry.

Crews will be using Bobcats and high lifts to scoop up and remove most of the snow on the parade route. It will certainly be done by Sunday so revelers can enjoy the parade without having to worry about the snow. Coordination is the key.

"The bigger inconvenience is if it snowed the day of the event. The coordination is the big deal. It's a tremendous event, and all will be accomplished before it occurs," says Buffalo Public Works Commissioner Steve Stepniak.

Stepniak also told us this has certainly been one of the most expensive winters for the city in a long, long time, but it was able to move around some money to keep the budget in line.


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