Mayor Wu speaks out after Tuesday’s forecast bust

By Audrey Coleman 

Mayor Michelle Wu declared a snow emergency in Boston Monday night when Tuesday’s forecasts predicted 8 to 12 inches of snow. On Tuesday, the city only received a few inches of snow and freezing rain, most of which didn’t stick.

Wu appeared on “Boston Public Radio” on Tuesday and discussed the forecast. 

“I will take being over prepared than underprepared every single time, but it does come with a lot of disruption and inconvenience for families and people trying to get to their jobs. So it’s really unfortunate, but we are glad to be safe, rather than sorry,” Wu said. 

Wu explained a few factors considered when deciding a snow day. She said calculations include whether the roads can stay clear between snowfall and cleanup and if that period is during travel time for school. 

Mayor Wu says they like to give families as much notice as possible and sometimes the storm changes direction, like it did on Tuesday.