Blizzard of 2013
The MetroWest Daily News reports a Natick man acknowledged in court yesterday he was plowing while drunk on Friday.
Roving UHub photographer Neil roved himself up the Pru yesterday.
Mike Bergquist stopped to snap this truck wedged in a snow ridge on Comm. Ave. by Joshua Tree this morning.
Josh Ormsby videoed his son Aidan, a 7-year-old first grader, on the slopes of New England's newest ski resort.
But for now, Boston Public School students can rejoice: No school on Tuesday.
This just in from the mayor's office:
As clean-up continues in the City of Boston, Snow Removal Strike Force teams, comprised of members of the Boston Public Works Department, Boston Transportation Department, Boston Police Department, and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, are being deployed across the City in a coordinated effort to remove piles of snow from roadways and intersections. Work will continue throughout the day and night.
The Daily Free Press reports BU campus police don't have tasers and that what some people thought was a taser was, in fact, a flashlight the cop was using to signal a fellow officer during an Esplanade snowball fight at the height of the storm. Police say the student was captured and released after throwing a snowball in the cop's face.
A train died on each line, a suspicious package showed up on the platform at JFK/UMass, there was a medical emergency at Kendall, commuter rail had snow issues, but, yes, the trains ran (except the Mattapan Line, which was replaced by a bus).
Joshua Dawson spotted this ad-hoc toll gate in the Back Bay this morning.
City Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) spent eight hours on snow patrol on a DPW dump truck today. And he apparently took requests:
At 3:39, a constituent tweeted:
standing outside my house no plow in sight- nice thick 6 inch ice ridge in the middle of the street.
About 10 minutes later, she tweeted a truck had just come by.
That was me. Top of street hit, you section needed. Smaller truck. Any luck since I left?
Fortunately, only a Volkswagen was under them.
Pilotblock managed to sidestep the snowsnake outside 631 Tremont St. this evening.
Mayor Menino says the city's heard growing cries from snowlocked residents of unplowed side streets: It's managed to find extra equipment to clear roads:
Our number one priority today is getting to the side streets. Residents have been very patient as we work to recover from the fifth largest snow storm to ever hit the City of Boston. We are doing everything we can to get additional pieces of equipment into residential areas, including coordinating with MEMA to get federal and state resources. As our crews work, I'm urging drivers to continue to stay off the roads.
The city says a Vermont convoy of front-end loaders and 10-wheel dump trucks is now working in the city. A local contractor, Mario Susi & Son, Inc., has provided 7 additional pieces of equipment, including backhoes, front end loaders and Bobcats, the city says, adding that MassDOT, Massport and the Boston Convention and Exposition Center have also lent equipment to the city.
Boston Public Schools are shut. All extracurricular and sporting events canceled as well. The city is opening community centers in Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, East Boston and Mission Hill for parents who aren't as lucky as their kids to drop them off for the day.
UPDATE: The T says there's now limited service on the
1, 23, 28, 32, 39, 71, 73, 77, 93, 100, 106, 108, 109, 111, 116, 275, 276 and SL5 bus routes and all Green Line branches except the B past Kenmore.
The MBTA reports some service will start at 2 p.m.:
Limited service will operate on the MBTA's Red, Orange, Blue between Orient Heights and Government Center, and Green Line between Kenmore and Lechmere. Limited bus service will also operate on the 1, 23, 28, 39, and Silver Line Washington Street Only. Unless necessary, customers are encouraged to stay home and use service sparingly.
Michael Bradford photographed his Arlington Heights street before and after the blizzard.
Tim Lawrence photographed Worthington Street looking toward Tremont before and after the blizzard.