As flakes the size of baseballs fall, city shuts mountain pass through the Arboretum

Conditions are so bad on Bussey Street through the Arboretum that both police and fire have requested barriers to just shut the road entirely.

Only two cars crashed, but police report numerous other drivers are barely able to stay on the road and on nearby South Street, and firefighters report the road isn't safe even for them to drive on.

Criminal pro tip: Snow makes it harder to escape police following footprints

Boston Police report officers responding to a report of a ne'er-do-well skulking about Delle Avenue in Roxbury pretty quickly found their man, but then he managed to evade them - until they noticed fresh footprints in the snow on Alleghany Street:

While following the footprints, officers were lead to the suspect who was found lying down in the rear of the location. As officers approached, the suspect stated, “You got me.” A search of the immediate area enabled officers to locate a bag containing, among other things, two Apple Macbook computers and several pieces of jewelry.

Truck-kabob brings Expressway traffic to a halt

A tractor trailer burst into flames shortly before 6 a.m. on the southbound Expressway by the gas tank, completely shutting the southbound side of the road and causing significant delays on the northbound side.

The Boston Fire Department declared the fire out at 6:45, but as of 7:24, State Police were diverting most southbound traffic onto Columbia Road because only the extreme left lane was still open.

The glow Erin Mauro saw outside her Dorchester home wasn't from the sun:

Truck on fire
Thu, 02/13/2014 - 06:00

Dorchester pizza-delivery guy robbed of phone, cash, car and pizza

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 21:40

Police are looking for a trio of Hispanic men who held up a pizza deliverer at gunpoint around 9:40 p.m. outside 145 Intervale St. - to which he'd been summoned with a pizza.

After taking his phone, money and the pizza, one of the men drove off in his silver Isuzu Rodeo. The other two then stood there, opened up the pizza box and began eating, as the driver fled to Columbia Road.

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