Derek Lessing spotted these guys up on a roof on West Newton Street in the South End, using a chainsaw to break up gutter ice. You can tell they're trained professionals by their safety harnesses.
Astronaut Terry Virts posted this photo of the Boston area from the International Space Station today.
In Karhide, on the planet Gethen, ferry voyages always include an icebreaker sent ahead.
In Hingham harbor, as well.
MassDOT announced that MBTA service on Saturday night will stop at 12:50 a.m., rather than run to 3:30 a.m., so that T workers can try to get a jump on snow fighting.
Boston EMS reports transporting nine people to the hospital with carbon-monoxide poisoning since Jan. 26. All have survived, but two needed intensive treatment, Boston EMS and the Boston Public Health Commission say.
City officials say the cases underscore the need for residents to be especially careful in the cold weather: Homeowners should make sure they have working CO detectors and clear away any vents near... Read more
Teresa Gorman asks:
What are you doing (listening to, eating, watching, etc) to cheer yourself up during this winter wasteland.
Steph Pierce Trovato of Stoughton introduces us to snow weary Jacob, 16 months, who obviously can't even, anymore.
Andy Woodruff reports somebody on Kinnaird Street in Cambridge has ruined at least one entry in our game of Car or Snow Mound?
As roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko noticed on Townsend Street in Roxbury, the key is digging out the sidewalk next to the space you dug out and voila: Two parking spaces. Because, really, who needs a sidewalk in the snow?
Nilesh Gandhi was awoken at 4 a.m., but at least it was for a good reason: Crews were removing snow from his Back Bay street.
Roving UHub photographer Lisfnord spotted this hopeful sign in West Newton today.
Mayor Walsh was the bearer of the bad news - which also includes school going right through June 30. He said school officials are still figuring out what to do if we get more snow days.
Walsh said the T has assured him T buses will be running and that trains will be running on at least a limited schedule.
Walsh made the school announcement... Read more
Tracy Strauss shows us the major icicles at Porter Square today.
State officials have begun talking to FEMA about a declaration, which would free up federal funds for responses to the snow, in particular to the initial blizzard.
Meanwhile, the Vermont National Guard is sending us some heavy equipment to help with snow removal - in addition to the 500 Massachusetts Guard members who were deployed yesterday for the same purpose. New York and Pennsylvania National... Read more
Roving UHub photographer Christine spotted this hydrant tunnel near Roslindale Square this morning. She also reports bus service down Washington to Forest Hills was fine, as was the 39 down Centre.
Several days of running rented snow melters nearly nonstop at the city snow farm in the Marine Industrial Park have helped chop down the snow mountains to size, Conventures reports.
Across the harbor, roving UHub photographer Chris Dagdigian watched a couple of the beasts at work outside Terminal C (the white streaks are reflections of lights in the terminal, not incoming laser beams):
This is Leanne Winters's windshield this morning - after some ice/snow plunged into it. She reports the car was parked in Kenmore Square at the time, unoccupied, so nobody hurt.