Things are getting bad out there. Around 8:40 p.m., Night Sea looked out at Brookside Avenue in Jamaica Plain, a normally two-way road now down to barely one lane, where two groups of motorists heading in opposite directions faced off, with neither budging.
UPDATE: Night Sea reports on the final outcome:
it took a lot of backing into driveways, church parking lots and side streets...Read more
Mayor Walsh said today the parking ban on main streets will remain in effect "until further notice."
At his latest snow press conference, Walsh also figuratively wagged his finger at people he said have taken to jumping out of windows into snow banks: Cut that out, he warned. There could be a giant death icicle that's fallen off your roof in that snow bank and...Read more
Ryan Hamilton Walsh's trip to the airport this morning went more slowly than he expected due to delays caused when a truck overturned in the slush on I-93 at the entrance to the tunnel just past the Zakim.
Walsh reports the driver clambered out OK - as you can see above. The truck, however, was not going to be going anywhere anytime soon.
A chain-reaction collision in the middle of white-out conditions left several people injured around 2:30 p.m. on 128 south just past exit 27 in Waltham, State Police report:
State Police report the injuries were minor.
There is a report that a snow squall in the area may have contributed to this crash....Read more
Mayor Walsh said this morning city transportation officials are looking at extending the South Boston emergency one-way plan, in which a number of two-way streets become one way last night, to other neighborhoods.
But first, Walsh said at a press conference - people just need to stay off the streets. Even pedestrians. The high winds and drifting snow and low temperatures are making getting...Read more
Oh, sure, the owner of this pickup, spotted by Chris Ferry at the Dedham Mall, has an excellent reason for taking up three spaces today. Like he had to rush in to pick up some burritos at Chipotle or burgers at Five Guys before they got cold. We've all been there, right?
Ed. note: As somebody who frequents that particular Five Guys, yes, I...Read more
At 10 p.m., the city will turn several streets in South Boston into one-way streets to make them easier for public-safety crews to get around the neighborhood, Mayor Walsh announced.
The "South Boston Emergency Transportation Reconfiguation" goes into effect at the same time as the latest citywide snow emergency - which bans parking on major thoroughfares.
"This reconfiguration will enhance the public safety response in...Read more