Jen braved the storm to video planes landing at Logan during the storm yesterday. Around 11 a.m., she captured a Virgin 747 coming in. The Patriots took a Virgin charter back from London. Could that have been them?
NStar reports 146,628 customers without power, including 6,780 in Boston.
Dave Hodges photographed the tree in his house on Popes Hill in Dorchester.
NStar reports 68,417 customers without service, 5,563 in Boston.
NStar now reports 39,055 customers without power, including 4,882 in Boston, where trees are coming down and transformers exploding across the city. We've heard of outages in Ashmont, Roslindale, West Roxbury and East Boston so far.
Stephanie Giunta practices being a TV reporter at the very end of Long Wharf early this afternoon.
The folks at the Fort Point Pier, meanwhile, watched as Fort Point Channel rose and then began to flow over the seawall (it's hard to tell, but that's Vivien Li of the Boston Harbor Association and Fort Point resident Anne Salemme on the right):
NStar reports 23,047 customers without power - including 378 in Boston and 1,046 in Cambridge.
The museum is closed today, so they're delivering art online.
NStar reports 2,575 customers without power across its service region - including 842 in Cambridge and 315 in Boston.
On Channel 5, Bianca de la Garza just advised people not to go down to the beach to look at the angry sea - right after John Atwater checked in from Scituate, where he stood by a seawall, looking at the angry sea.
A ton of kite surfers flocked to Revere Beach today to take advantage of the strong winds.
Maybe Adam blew away. Anyways, here's highlights from the press conference Governor Patrick just gave at MEMA headquarters.
- Governor Patrick has asked all schools across the Commonwealth to close (especially along coastal communities).
- All state non-essential employees are to stay home
- Encouraged private employers to close
- HOV lane on SE Xway will be reserved for emergency providers tomorrow
- MBTA will be operating normal service (as they're able ...)
- 200 National Guard are here now, with additional 800 expected by morning.
- Evacuation decisions are town by town, block by block (based on topography).
- Fall River, Newbury, Weymouth have voluntary evacuation centers
- at 1830 MEMA director will speak again with Governor Patrick
Steven Hodges tweeted at 12:39 p.m.:
Was driving back on the Pike from western Mass and saw at least 50 power and tree trucks from out of state coming east!
UPDATE: Boston Schools are closed Monday.
WBZ is posting the list, although we really need Gary LaPierre to be reading it.
For more, see the French Toast Alert page.
Meanwhile, up in Rockport, somebody took what could be a last look at the dead beached whale before waves from Sandy take it away.
Christopher photographed the scene in the water aisle at the Waltham Shaw's on Saturday night.
At the Dedham Star, a manager went on the PA: "Attention shoppers, get all your power-outage needs at the front of the store." At the front of the store was a table with votive candles, cans of propane, empty gasoline containers, batteries. pink umbrellas, "12-inch Mini-Quick disposable grills," and those fire-starter wand gun things.
The clerk at Blanchards in West Roxbury assured customers that they'd be open during the storm.