Meg Mainzer-Cohen shows us a giant snow blower going down Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay this morning.
Mayor Walsh said this morning city transportation officials are looking at extending the South Boston emergency one-way plan, in which a number of two-way streets become one way last night, to other neighborhoods.
But first, Walsh said at a press conference - people just need to stay off the streets. Even pedestrians. The high winds and drifting snow and low temperatures are making getting around too dangerous.
Kathleen O'Donnell watched her kitty watching the snow on Beacon Hill this morning.
Catarina Maia took a look out her window and realized immediately she wasn't going anyplace any time soon in this most historic of historic Boston winters. We could get 18 inches out of this snow, but with drifts, God, who knows?
If ever there were a silver lining to global warming, it might be the prospect of milder winters. After all, it stands to reason that a warmer climate would generate less snow. But a new MIT study suggests that you shouldnâ€™t put your shovels away just yet.
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 the ground. Always check the car tailpipe to make sure it's clear before starting up your car. And never fire up a charcoal grill or camp stove inside, even near a window.
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 after meeting with the heads of 10 school unions.