Superstorm leaves Revere roads blanketed with sand
REVERE, Mass. (WHDH) -- State and local leaders toured the areas hardest hit by Sandy Tuesday.
Governor Deval Patrick walked along Revere Beach where crews were clearing large amounts of sand off roadways.
“It was more of a wind event than a rain event. But the wind was responsible for the high surf, and we had historic high surf down on the south coast,” said Gov. Patrick.
Gov. Patrick also toured the Garfield School in Revere, where bricks were torn off the building's walls.
“This was a significant event but obviously we’ve seen worse. This is one -- I really feel as though we dodged a bullet on this one,” said Revere Mayor Daniel Rizzo.
Sandy left streets and sidewalks blanketed with sand.
“Well, I’ve been here five years and I haven’t seen one like this,” one woman said.
Most people in Revere braced for the worst, but were thankful they were spared Sandy’s full force.
“It’s really impressive actually. There’s a lot out there. I’m surprised how much sand. Through the years I’ve seen a lot of it out here, but this is pretty big,” said Jill Kronderg.
The mayor told 7News the cleanup in Revere will likely last two to three days.