Boston is offering help to the District of Columbia with the massive blizzard about to strike the nation’s capital.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is in Washington for the U.S. Conference of Mayors. He says Boston last year purchased two truck-mounted snow-blowers to clear streets after large snowfall.

Walsh says he’s already spoken to his city’s public works department about lending the snow-blowers to Washington if the storm doesn’t hit Boston hard and they can be spared. So far, forecasters are calling for less than an inch of snow in Boston.

Walsh says he plans to convey the offer to District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser on Thursday.

Walsh’s offer comes a day after a light dusting of snow triggered hours of gridlock on Washington’s streets, raising doubts the city is prepared to handle a much large deluge of snow over the weekend.

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