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Malone also commended the governor’s decision to shut down transportation in the Commonwealth, and the timeliness of Northeastern’s announcement to cancel classes Friday.

“That really allowed for the people with the plow trucks and the front-end loaders and bobcats to get out and do their job and not have to worry about cars being stuck or people being stranded and that really made such a big difference,” he said. “Everybody dedicated themselves to making sure the campus was safe and no one worried about anything else. That really changed things from a management point of view. We got to just manage the snowstorm and not worry about everything else.”

With classes canceled, driving banned and the MBTA shut down, there were few excuses for people to venture out during the worst of the storm, which allowed service staff to take full advantage of their snowstorm arsenals. Bobcats, plows, sidewalk bombardiers, pickup trucks, front-end loaders, snow blowers, sanders and melters – all paraded through campus at some point last weekend.

“All of our equipment we used in different ways,” Malone explained. “Because there was nobody to worry about we had bobcats with snow-throwers on them and you didn’t have to worry about anybody being – for the most part – hit with the snow.”

The accuracy of the forecast also made things easier from a management perspective.

“The weather forecasters were right on when they predicted what type of snow it would be,” Malone said. “It was a very wet, pasty, heavy snow in the beginning and then it was a light, fluffier snow. It was really slippery underneath, and for that you need different machinery.”

The vertical removal, however, is just one piece of the process. Facilities staff members also have to make decisions about which direction to move the snow, and when to plow which sidewalks. Chemical tools such as salt were at play too, though Boulter said the less wasteful mechanical removal options are the methods of choice.

“We made a lot of little decisions about when we put the salt down, the sand down, and when we melted the snow, and what paths we’d keep open first and what paths we’d keep open second,” Malone explained.

Despite the plethora of vehicles, machines and chemicals Facilities had at their disposal, there are some tasks that remain best suited to the humble shovel.

“There’s a lot of shoveling that takes place,” Boulter said. “We only use so much equipment, but just think of all the doorways and the stairs and the handicap ramps and everything else. We have over a hundred and something buildings on campus that have to be cleared, and stairs and entryways and fire egress doors. There’s a lot of manpower.”

In addition to around 45 full-time staff members and the help contracted to operate the heavy machinery, 35 part-time students working for facilities helped clear the snow. Boulter and Malone each extolled the dedication of the staff and the cooperation of students on campus, which allowed the crews to focus on safety and even appreciate the storm’s unexpected effects.

“It really was kind of fun,” Malone said. “I’ve never seen so many snow people on campus, so many snowmen, snowwomen, whatever else, just sitting there. People had some fun, people enjoyed it.”