The declaration clears the way for emergency equipment to start coming into Massachusetts from other states: Front-end loaders, backhoes, snow melters and the like for getting rid of snow.
Parking bans to remain in effect through end of weeks, non-essential state workers in eastern Massachusetts given tomorrow off due in part to the T shutdown. Baker said he wants to wait until after the storm... Read more
Southie Spots reports Santa and one of his elves were walking around South Boston today helping people dig out their cars - no charge.
It's so bad even some plows are getting stuck. Louise Miller says the plow she saw stuck at Boylston and Berkeley was the second one she saw today.
Mayor Walsh says the city snow emergency will stay in effect through at least tomorrow. The parking ban on major thoroughfares remains in effect as well - and Walsh said cars parked on them will be towed.
Like schools, libraries will be shut. But 14 youth centers will be open. No decision on additional school closings until tomorrow; he said he's meeting with interim School... Read more
Two of the last three plows to come down our narrow street had their blades angled at the other side of the road. Yay for us! Better luck next time, other side of the street.
Eric Fisher reports we're now at 60+ inches over the past 16 days, surpassing the 58-inch 30-day record set in 1978.
Between Quincy Center and Quincy Adams, Peter Wilson reports. The Quincy Fire Department is on scene to help with evacuation. WCVB reports the train was stuck for two hours.
Scott H took photos at the scene.
Meanwhile, Brian reported from the Orange Line around 8:35 a.m.:
Tell people not to bother with the Orange Line. Waited... Read more
Just in case you think you've seen it all.
The MBTA has announced abbreviated service for Monday that will mean longer waits for trains, even at rush hours. For example, at rush hour, Red Line trains will be scheduled every 14 minutes, instead of the normal 9 minutes; Orange Line trains will arrive every 10 minutes instead of every 6 minutes. Also:
Between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., the MBTA will suspend Red... Read more
Mayor Walsh canceled school for the next couple of days and said a city under a snowy siege is going to get tough with people who refuse to shovel and who are responsible for the near complete gridlock across the city on Thursday and Friday.
Walsh said he plans to meet with interim School Superintendent John McDonough this week to talk about how to make... Read more
At 9:30 a.m., John Burger reported Walter Stretet, near the Arnold Arboretum in Roslindale, was pretty slippery.
Sujei ran across this sign on Paul Gore Street in Jamaica Plain this morning.
Southie Spots ran across this plea for mercy at E. 4 and Linden streets in South Boston.
These workers are shoveling snow on the roof of a garage/office building, five stories up, on Lincoln Street today with no safety equipment in sight! Standing right next to the edge! Is this allowed? Someone call OSHA before there is a terrible accident.
A concerned citizen was outraged to see a janitor at the Condon School in South Boston shoveling snow off the sidewalk and onto the street:
I understand the need for the safety of children but what about the rest of us? They have backhoes and trucks removing snow all night and our sidewalks are piled high and now our streets are full of snow... Read more
State Rep. Ed Coppinger (West Roxbury) despaired of the state ever shoveling the Park Street bridge over the Needham Line. So tonight, he and a volunteer went out with shovels and dug a path so people don't have to worry about slipping and killing themselves on it.
MassDOT ignored - We deserve better.... Read more