Ahead of blizzard, Marty Walsh offers D.C. some advice—and a few snow blowers

Marty Walsh snow-splains to Washington, D.C., how to deal with a blizzard.
Marty Walsh snow-splains to Washington, D.C., how to deal with a blizzard. –Brendan Smialowski / AFP/Getty Images

Washington, D.C., is possibly facing more than two feet of snow this weekend. Luckily for them, the nation’s resident snow crisis management expert, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, happened to be in town Thursday.

Visiting the nation’s capital for the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Walsh was asked during a press briefing his advice for dealing with the looming, wintry threat.

Step One, Walsh said, was spreading information about how to deal with the storm, adding that he was pleased to see D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on TV going over snow preparations.

Step Two: Reach out to neighboring cities for assistance, as Boston did last year.


Step Three: Giant snow blowers.

“We bought two truck-mounted snow blowers last year to remove the snow off the street,’’ Walsh said. “When I see the mayor later today, I’m going to offer it to her, if she needs the snow blowers to come to this city.’’

Walsh stressed the importance of outside help, thanking the White House and other mayors who aided Boston last year as it dealt with its record snowfall.

“We needed it,’’ Walsh said. “We literally had three weekends, three blizzards in a row.’’

Despite the suggestions of some on social media, Walsh isn’t sticking around in D.C. to see the snowstorm.

“I feel bad,’’ he said. “I’m leaving tonight and I’m going to hopefully watch on TV and not look out the window and see it.’’

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