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By - 2/19/15 - 8:57 am
Park Drive snow removal

State Bobcat clearing the sidewalk it had just blocked.

Last night, Vasant Marur was out for a stroll along Park Drive when he noticed guys in Bobcats clearing snow from the roadway by pushing it into mounds along the curb, where it promptly rolled onto the previously clear sidewalks, blocking them.

But rather than just take a photo and tweet about it, Marur looked for the supervisor of the operation - a MassDOT guy, since Park Drive is owned by DCR:

I had a friendly chat and indicated that all the snow was falling onto the sidewalk. He was nice about it, stepped out of the truck and realized the problem. They are now clearing the sidewalk as I type this up.

By - 2/18/15 - 4:10 pm
Workers on the roof of the Riverside trolley barn

Not all T maintenance workers are clearing tracks. As Sybil shows us, a number were busy today clearing snow off the roof of the Riverside trolley facility.

By - 2/18/15 - 2:30 pm
On top of the Government Center garage

Paul Nutting watched a large contingent of workers removing snow from the roof of the Government Center Garage today.

By - 2/18/15 - 12:52 pm
Dig Out, Dine Out

Boston restaurant owners facing empty tables due to all that snow are using social media to advertise new discounts to entice customers out of their igloos.

They're posting nightly specials to #digoutdineout - an idea whipped up by Kevin Long of Big Night Entertainment Group (Empire, Red Lantern and GEM)

By - 2/18/15 - 12:18 pm
Geology of New England ice

Jim Heedles lives in New Hampshire, but that's close enough to keep his intro relevant to us.

Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 2/18/15 - 9:48 am
Plowed in sidewalk on the Fairmount bridge in Hyde Park

Yeah, about that. Looks like a plow driver completely covered it up with snow boulders, so, as Molly Lanzarotta reports, Fairmount Line riders and people looking to get from one side of the train tracks and the Neponset to the other have to walk in the street again.

It's no better down the line at Readville station, where Boston Strolls reports sidewalks have gone unshoveled since that first January storm.

By - 2/17/15 - 12:52 pm
Snowman in bathtub

Trina reports she'd had enough.

By - 2/17/15 - 10:28 am
Skeleton with a shovel in Jamiaca Plain

Robert Farrell looked up at his neighbor's house in Jamaica Plain this morning.

By - 2/16/15 - 9:26 pm

Stephen Bronstein give's us a drone's eye view of Harvard Square (also see Harvard Yard from the air).

By - 2/16/15 - 9:19 pm
MIT Alps

Dan Meade chronicles his expedition to the top of the snowy mounts on the MIT campus. He does not say if he brought oxygen with him or risked the thinner air.

Photo copyright Dan Meade. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.

By - 2/16/15 - 9:10 pm
Harcourt Street icicles

Laurin Stoler shows us cascading icicles on Harcourt Street, says:

I keep wanting to break out the food coloring.

By - 2/16/15 - 5:03 pm

UPDATE: MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott said this afternoon the authority will seek federal disaster aid and that it could be 30 days - yes, 30 - before the T is fully operational again, but only if we don't have another blizzard.

By - 2/16/15 - 12:38 pm
Optimistic sign in Medford

Stina spotted some wishful thinking in Medford today.

By - 2/16/15 - 12:32 pm
Workers clearing ice and snow on the Red Line in Quincy

The MBTA provided this photo of workers clearing ice and snow on Red Line tracks near Water Street in Quincy this morning.

By - 2/16/15 - 12:00 pm
Man on a unicycle in the snow in Jamaica Plain

Steve watched this guy wheel by on Ritchie Street at Slayton Way last night.

Earlier:
Snow unicyclist in Cambridge.

Copyright Steve. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/16/15 - 10:26 am

Mayor Walsh said today the parking ban on main streets will remain in effect "until further notice."

At his latest snow press conference, Walsh also figuratively wagged his finger at people he said have taken to jumping out of windows into snow banks: Cut that out, he warned. There could be a giant death icicle that's fallen off your roof in that snow bank and what happens when you land on that? "This isn't Loon Mountain, this is the city of Boston," he said.

Walsh urged people to take it easy when shoveling; he said one person had a heart attack while shoveling yesterday and died.

By - 2/16/15 - 10:02 am

OK, so the Weather Channel's Weatherman of Doom Jim Cantore was back for our latest storm. And he got a tad excited to be standing outside in the middle of it all in Plymouth when the lightning started flashing. But so did some little kid watching him:

By - 2/16/15 - 9:58 am
Deserted Washington Street in downtown Boston

Steve went for a walk down a deserted Washington Street in Downtown Crossing last night.

Copyright Steve. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/16/15 - 9:52 am
E. 6 Street in South Boston in the snow

Brian D'Amico has been chronicling the snow, from Boston to Braintree. Last night, he visited E. 6 Street, one of the two-way streets that is now officially one way, at least through April 1.

Copyright Brian D'Amico. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

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