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Boston residents flooded mayor's storm hotline

Posted by Roy Greene  February 11, 2013 03:33 PM

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Boston residents flooded the city's storm hotline this weekend. Between Friday and Sunday at midnight, the hotline logged nearly 13,000 calls, with more than 12,600 calls for snow plowing.

According to city data, the phones began ringing at 10:30 a.m. Friday, when there was hardly any snow on the ground.

Neighborhoods with at least 1,000 calls were Dorchester, 2,705; West Roxbury, 1,349; Roxbury, 1,255; Jamaica Plain, 1,205; and Roslindale, 1,064; and Allston/Brighton, 1,035. (See chart with neighborhood totals.)

Residents – a little cabin fever, perhaps? – called nearly 7,000 times on Sunday. Close to 6,000 calls were logged Saturday.

In addition to plowing, there were a few hundred other calls for complaints ranging from tree branches down to street light outages, according to the city data.

Matt Carroll can be reached at mcarroll@globe.com.

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