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By - 2/12/17 - 5:08 pm

Keith J. Finks reports he set out to make a Tom Brady snowman at the end of Long Wharf this afternoon.

Failed completely, realized it looked more like a fox... meet Foxy Tom!!!

By - 2/12/17 - 4:25 pm
Standstill on Washington Street in Roslindale

Washington Street in Roslindale at a standstill around 3:30. Photo by Forcv.

3 p.m., more or less, is when roads all over the city went to hell - especially the ones with hills. Washington Street from Roslindale Square to the Dedham line became a skating rink. A bus slid into a car at Beechland Street.

Columbus Avenue from Egleston Square north turned similarly impenetrable. A salt truck got stuck at Bragdon - its supply of salt gone.

By - 2/12/17 - 4:13 pm

The city just announced Boston Public Schools are closed on Monday.

For adults, another snow emergency starts at 8 p.m. - so no parking on designated emergency routes (but when it's all over, you get another 48 hours to claim your space, wherever it is you wound up parking).

By - 2/11/17 - 2:43 pm

It's beginning to feel a lot like 2015, only with not quite as much snow (yet): We haven't even gotten through the Sunday/Monday bombogenesis and already the National Weather Service is warning us we could get more snow Wednesday and Thursday. Or as the NWS sums up: Read more.

By - 2/10/17 - 9:42 am

WBZ interviews its own reporter, Bill Shields, reassures worried viewers who briefly made him a trending topic on Twitter yesterday that he was just trying to lighten the mood in his shoreline storm reports about being too old for this kind of stuff, not foreshadowing a grumpy exit from the TV news biz.

By - 2/9/17 - 10:57 pm
Nearly deserted Downtown Crossing

Jack Loughran had Downtown Crossing almost all to himself this afternoon.

Mooshrimp looked out at a family going out in Somerville: Read more.

By - 2/9/17 - 6:20 pm

Around 3 p.m. on the northbound side. State Police report the bridge is now open again.

By - 2/9/17 - 4:52 pm

Blizzard of 2015

Shoveling snow is hard, but important, work. When a winter storm hits, it brings its share of challenges and opportunities with it. Perhaps, shoveling snow is just not your thing. Or you are physically unable to shovel. Maybe, you or your kids are looking to make a few extra bucks. Or quite simply, you are looking to pay it forward and want to lend a hand to your neighbors in need. Read more.

By - 2/9/17 - 3:22 pm

Councilor Marc McGovern writes:

OK, I laugh at all those folks buying milk and bread because of a storm, but I'm now out of milk and bread. Damn.

By - 2/9/17 - 3:06 pm
Poor visibility in the snowstorm

Around 2 p.m., Patrick McMahon looked out and discovered he could no longer see the Longfellow Bridge, about 900 feet away.

By - 2/9/17 - 1:18 pm

Starting shortly after 1 p.m., people started reporting thundersnow, from West Roxbury and downtown to East Boston, from Fenway and Charlestown to Roslindale.

WFXT's Kevin Lemanowicz cautions: "Lightning is still dangerous, even in the snow."

By - 2/9/17 - 1:11 pm

Mayor Walsh just announced that BPS schools will be closed tomorrow. "I'd rather be safe with our kids than not," he said.

By - 2/9/17 - 12:51 pm

WBZ's Bill Shields was standing at Plymouth Rock around 12:30 p.m., after he had been forced to put on goggles because of the high winds. He began shuffling to show us something. "Jesus!" he exclaimed, as the wind almost knocked him over.

Meanwhile, down in Sandwich, WBZ's Beth Germano and NBC Boston's Susan Tran both struggled not to be swept out into the angry sea. Tran brought a large yellow scarf with her to hold aloft to prove that it was, in fact, windy. Dan Hausle, also on a beach in Sandwich, picked up some flotsam, or possibly jetsam.

WCVB's David Bienick was standing by at the Charlton rest stop on the turnpike, where he scooped out some snow with his hand before running after some guy getting in his car to ask him, in so many words, what kind of idiot he was. WCVB later showed us a viewer photo of a ruler stuck in the snow, followed by another viewer photo of a patio table covered by snow.

By - 2/9/17 - 11:46 am

WGBH News is livefacing (facelive-ing; splicejiving? Kids and their technology these days!) the Boston Yeti.

By - 2/9/17 - 8:36 am
Not much traffic on Tremont Streetin the South End this morning

Tremont Street was wide open at 8 a.m. as people heeded warnings and stayed home. Photo by Pilotblock.

MiMu captured a similar scene on the platform at Roxbury Crossing on the Orange Line shortly after 9 a.m.: Read more.

By - 2/8/17 - 9:29 pm

And, of course, it wouldn't be a Boston snow day without a video by Tory Bullock: Read more.

By - 2/8/17 - 8:26 pm
Empty egg cases

Sophie went over to the Porter Square Shaw's tonight and now she wonders if New Englanders have never seen snow before. She stood in the "express" line: Read more.

By - 2/8/17 - 4:22 pm

It's been a while since we've been able to play Blizzard TV Bingo. But tomorrow could be a good day for it. What follows is a list of phrases and scenes you might see on the news tomorrow (generate a Bingo card based on the list). Anything missing? Read more.

By - 2/8/17 - 6:30 am

A flurry of single and multiple-car, black ice accidents have closed roads throughout the Boston area. Read more