State Police, of course, closed Morrissey Boulevard early this morning, which is what you can expect from a road built roughly two inches above sea level next to a bay. And that, naturally, meant shutting the exit to Morrissey off I-93 northbound.
At 7:59 a.m., Steve Bickerton tweeted:
Neponset Circle backed up Gallivan Blvd. to Eire Pub.
Neponset Ave is a parking lot. 15 mins from Coffey Street to Lil Peach.
Meanwhile, upbay at Castle Island, Steve Brady reported:
The ocean is slowly devouring the Sugar Bowl, and the water is up to the sidewalk at parts of the causeway. Couldn't even see a hint of the harbor islands from the Sugar Bowl, either. Just the swollen ocean. Very eerie.
A visit this morning confirmed that the weekend blizzard did little to dislodge the sailboat blown onto Carson Beach during Hurricane Sandy.
Scott Eisen watched the L Street Brownies' traditional New Year's run into the bay this morning. Some people got in and out as fast as possible, but this guy showed the whippersnappers how it's done.
The Dorchester Reporter has the cold hard facts on a charity plunge into the bay at Tenean Beach.
Photo copyright Scott Eisen.
Boston and State Police swarmed the South Boston beaches this afternoon - both on shore and in the water - looking for a man reported to be possibly struggling as he swam about 400 yards offshore.
The search was called off when nobody was found. Even in February, members of the L Street Bathhouse (you know, the people who run into the bay every New Year's Day) will don wet suits and go for swims. It is not known, however, if the spotted man was from L Street.
The Boston Fire Department reports a man, 58, and his son were working on their sailboat's motor in Dorchester Bay when it exploded around 5:10 p.m. Saturday.
The man suffered burns; boaters from the Savin Hill Yacht Club rushed out to the boat, moored about 200 yards off shore, to rescue the two.
The plume of black smoke was visible from the Fenway.
Elizabeth photographs him on a trip to Victory Road Park in Dorchester Bay.
Whalehead King delivers the baaad news; it finally came ashore at Savin Hill.