The Duxbury Fire Department posted this photo of a National Guard vehicle going upstream on Gurnet Road this morning.
So how cold is it? It's so cold even the birds are flocking inside to stay warm, as Eric Maki discovered in the Harvard Square CVS.
As Rich Davey predicted yesterday, the T has been having problems with the cold this morning. Red Line trains kept dying south of the city, leading to massive delays and eventually bustitution.
Several commuter-rail lines had weather-related delays as well, although, ironically, the Needham Line ran on time.
Rory Nolan doesn't have a car, so doesn't need a parking space. Shortly after 5 p.m., he reported he cleared three spaces in the street:
Seeing how long it takes some1 to take or mark it. Let's go.
Around 7:30, he reported:
Going on 3 hours and it's still open. Difference between Allston and Southie.
Ami Chitwood reports from Roslindale:
Who steals shovels off our porch during a snowstorm? We're the people who dig out other people on the street ... Have no idea how we are going to dig out neighbors. Won't resort to stealing though. Just don't get it. What's particularly weird is they left behind their small shovel - like they were trading up? Sigh. Snow... Read more
Patty Neal reports:
Whole Foods is totally out of organic bagged carrots!
A wary-eyed citizen reports from I Street in South Boston this afternoon:
This is absolutely ridiculous and unfair. This person left for work and left trash on the street to hold a spot. Across the street at 32 I Street another resident left for work and put a foot stool out in their spot (which we moved to park our car because up and... Read more
Meredith captured a snow shoveler hard at work in Central Square this afternoon.
Channels 4, 5 and 7 all have reporters along the Scituate seawall this noon hour, reporting on the giant boulders that are all that separate the Scituate lighthouse from certain doom. Channel 7's Nicole Oliverio, though, was the only one standing right on the seawall, and she struggled against the wind to maintain her footing.
UPDATE: NECN also has a reporter at the Scituate seawall.... Read more
Gov. Patrick says the state is not currently looking at shutting the MBTA like it did in last February's blizzard, because the snowfall is nowhere near as great.
Still, at the same noon press conference, state Transportation Secretary Rich Davey acknowledged that "the cold usually has significant impact on the MBTA," so any riders tomorrow might have to brace for possible issues.
Both added they... Read more
Why should the L Street Brownies have all the fun? Evan Hiltunen forwards this photo, by Alina Tsvor, of a staffer at Inman 1369 spending some quality time in the Charles.
Massport officials at Logan Airport have just announced that the airport will be closed to planes beginning at 8 PM tonight (2-Jan) and lasting until noon tomorrow (3-Jan) due to the blizzard conditions expected overnight.
Multiple airlines are already waiving flight change fees in order to allow customers to fly today instead of tomorrow. People are being asked to contact their airlines directly to determine... Read more
Boon Sheridan was amazed at this preemptive space saver in Everett this morning.
Italian in Boston posted this photo of some of the first flakes at Logan Airport at 12:19 a.m.