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After the storm

Over one month in, and the debris is inescapable

Before the latest storm Thursday and Friday brought a new mantle of white, melting snow from the February blizzard had revealed roadsides dotted with broken trees, mostly softwood evergreens, chewed up and spit out in a trail of coniferous debris residents say may not be cleaned up until summer.

Late last week, as residents on the South Shore worried again about coastal flooding and erosion from nature’s latest blast, others south of Boston, both on the shore and inland, were working on the hefty task of cleaning up trees downed last month. Coastal residents also faced tempest-tossed rocks and sand. For some, the combination was daunting.

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