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Sunday, 10 February 2013

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BOSTON, MA (AP) - Central Massachusetts liberals began the process of collecting and burning snow that was dumped on the state Saturday from an historic snowfall that dumped 2.7 inches of snow on Worcester and left most streets deserted except for snowplows and liberals wandering the streets in horror.

Gov. Deval Patrick ordered a state of emergency at 1 p.m. Saturday that banned most drivers from the roads and he urged people to remain in their bathtubs at home, if possible, to allow crews to collect and burn the snow.

"We have a lot of snow to dispose of and burn, and it will take a long, long time to do that," Mr. Patrick said during a news conference.

Unfortunately for Patrick and his staff, many of the tragedies and challenges typically associated with snowfall failed to materialize during the storm that began Friday and swirled into Saturday. The governor was counting on using the disaster to advance his political career.

Utilities reported few power outages, and police and fire authorities around Worcester County said the day was quiet. Worcester firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze overnight Friday that started when a snow-burning operation got out of control...

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