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Work crews prepare to lift overpass from its perch. / Photo from Karen Cauble-Pina
Work crews prepare to lift overpass from its perch. / Photo from Karen Cauble-Pina

“Octopus” Intersection Has New Look

The "Octopus" intersection Downtown at Route Six no longer has its pedestrian overpass.  The structure was taken down Sunday night, as part of an improvement project for that intersection.

D-P-I chief Ron Labelle says the overpass was lifted off its abutments to the street below, then cut in half

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Snow Removal in Historic District / Jon Faria TSM
Snow Removal in Historic District / Jon Faria TSM

New Bedford Parking Ban Extended One Day As Cleanup Continues

New Bedford's Snow Emergency Parking Ban has been extended to 6pm Tuesday.

In the meantime, the snow removal effort continues in New Bedford.

D-P-I Commissioner Ron Labelle says city crews have gotten some manpower and equipment in recent days from the Army National Guard, ABC Disposal and D

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Credit iStock

Water Main Break In New Bedford

A water main break this morning has flooded sections of MacArthur Drive in New Bedford.

Department of Public Infrastructure Commissioner Ron Labelle says the break occurred around 10:15 a.m. near the intersection with Elm Street causing some homes and businesses to temporarily lose water

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

DPI Commish: Be Careful on New Bedford Hurricane Barrier

Those looking to go for a stroll on top of the newly resurfaced hurricane barrier in New Bedford's South End should do so at their own risk.

DPI Commissioner Ron Labelle tells WBSM News while the majority of the concrete has been poured and is safe for walking, it's still technically a construction site

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Michael Silvia/Facebook

Front End Loader Hits Utility Pole And Hydrant

The operator of a front end loader lost control of the vehicle Thursday afternoon, striking a fire hydrant and utility pole in the vicinity of Route 140 and Kempton Street in New Bedford.

D-P-I Commissioner Ron Labelle says the front end loader's hydraulic hose apparently snapped, causing the operator to lose control

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Paul Revere Sign Is Coming Down

The City of New Bedford is in the process of removing the Paul Revere sign from a billboard overlooking Interstate 195.

The sign's removal has been rumored to happen for over a year. City officials including Mayor Jon Mitchell have said the sign's infrastructure needed to be reinforced to ensure safe removal

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TSM - Work has begun at Water and Union Street
TSM - Work has begun at Water and Union Street

Intersection Improvement Projects Underway In New Bedford

Its a busy time of the year for the Department of Public Infrastructure in New Bedford.

Commissioner Ron Labelle tells WBSM News, a number of intersection improvement projects are beginning, including one at the bottom of Union Street Downtown

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Getty Images

Southcoast Gears For 8-12 Inches Of Snow

 

The City of New Bedford  as well as all local communities are preparing for another winter blast.

The city's snow czar, Ron LaBelle, tells WBSM News, his crews are getting ready to battle the storm. 

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Paul Revere Sign Still Hanging In There

The fate of the "Paul Revere Sign" continues to hang in the balance.

It was announced the aging sign was to be taken down some eight months ago, and would be placed in storage until repairs could be made

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Getty Images

Labelle: City Ready For First Winter Snow

 

Ron Labelle says if he had his way, Tuesday's snow storm would brush right by New Bedford.  But the city's D-P-I Commissioner knows that probably won't happen. 

Labelle expects the snow to start falling around mid-morning...

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