Erikk Hokenson shows us the scene at I and Marine this morning.
Rubifruite TiwesdÃ¦gs awoke around 5 a.m. in Somerville to this.
A storm right out of the Mutara Sector could be heading our way - or it could miss us entirely. But weatherpeople are concerned enough that we've raised
shields the French Toast Alert Level to Yellow/Elevated.
Regardless of where the storm winds up, though, it's going to have some major "bombogenesis" - a scary word that means a dramatic drop in pressure - as... Read more
The Boston Cyclists Union reports DCR hopes to hold a forum on a review of the department's ice-removal policies for bicycle paths, last updated in 2006.
A DCR spokesman noted the number of bicyclists on state-owned paths, such as along the Southwest Corridor, has increased since then and that the state recognizes "the commitment" of year-round bicyclists.
Area bicycling groups protested this week after... Read more
A number of bicycling groups are reacting to an e-mail exchange over the Southwest Corridor bike lane with by asking why major bike lanes aren't given the same clearing priority as roads.
MassBike takes the issue of snow removal on off-road pathways â€“ and all bicycle facilities - very seriously because many people who ride bikes rely on them for their daily transportation... Read more
Roving UHub photographer Harry Forbes noticed a run on floss at his local Target today. He reports a nearby Stop & Shop was also largely bereft of floss.
Terry Eliasen at WBZ notes that tomorrow's storm involves the dreaded bombogenesis. Wha?
It is basically a fancy term for what happens to a storm when it undergoes a rapid drop in pressure in a very short amount of time. Essentially it goes from a relatively weak, regular old storm, to a monster, norâ€™easter-type system. I am sure most of you have seen... Read more
So it has come to this in Jamaica Plain: A fed-up citizen complains about Weld Hill Street:
In addition to the gazillion space savers that are all along Weld Hill, at 14 Weld Hill there is a small blue car used to save at least 2 spots during the day, then moved to a driveway. there is no parking on the street because of... Read more
At the height of the storm this afternoon, Marty's Fine Wines in Newtonville felt compelled to post this sign.
As of 2:45, there were three 39 buses dead on South Huntington Avenue by the VA Hospital - two due to a bit of crashiness. Police asked the dispatcher on that route to stop sending buses down South Huntington.
And with nowhere for them to turn around, E Line trolleys that normally would head that way are instead terminating at Brigham Circle.
Mike Silverman describes the snow in JP:
Organic cucumber slice-sized snowflakes falling in Jamaica Plain.
Melissa B. looked out her office window around 2 p.m.
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.
A fed-up citizen reports that not only did city action fail to dislodge space savers in the area of Sumner and Maverick streets in East Boston, they are multiplying, several days after the last snow emergency ended and people were, you know, supposed to stop saving spaces:
I counted 15 savers across three blocks of Sumner alone after this case was closed.... Read more