We are just days away from one of the biggest weekends in western Massachusetts.
The Holyoke Road Race on Saturday and the St. Patrick's Day parade on Sunday.
However, with some snow already on the ground and more in the forecast, parade organizers said it will be clear by the weekend.
Preparations are well underway in downtown Holyoke ahead of this weekend's road race and parade.
The risers are going up and shamrocks are being painted on High Street across from city hall.
With the hundreds of thousands of people expected - and more snow in the forecast - parade organizers told Western Mass News that they know people want to get their seats and they will work to get the snow cleared.
The Holyoke DPW said thatcrews will use a machine like they did last year
to clear the snow off the sidewalks.
Mike McManus with the DPW said they'll do whatever it takes.
The DPW told us snow removal will begin on Wednesday when the storm ends and will continue until the weekend.
If you are heading to this year's parade, keep an eye out for your friends from Western Mass News. We will once again be marching in this western Massachusetts tradition and look forward to seeing you!
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