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.:
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:
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 up any additional snow days, because the current snow days will push school to June 30, the last day the city can legally hold classes for the current school year.
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.
It is, of course, to laugh: The latest NWS forecast discussion for the Boston area alerts us:
ANOTHER CHANCE FOR ACCUMULATING SNOW LOOKS TO OCCUR THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY.
And then, the NWS discussion continues:
WICKED COLD AIR FOLLOWS THIS COASTAL LOW
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 that they are shoveling into the street. Unacceptable.
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.
At first glance, John's photo of a cab stuck in the snow in East Boston this morning seems to paint a pretty awful picture of the sad state of snow plowing in East Boston.
Until you realize that the cab is not stuck on an actual road, but on the East Boston Greenway, which is a walking and bicycling path on what used to be the right of way for a train line.
Pregnant women don't have time for that passive-aggressive shit and just go straight for the kill. Somebody posted this note on W. 7 Street in South Boston yesterday, and it raises a couple of questions:
- What did she do?
- Is her spouse/SO out of town? Because the idea of a pregnant lady having to shovel in the snow just seems wrong, no?
Oh, and yeah, somebody else took a picture of the note and filed it as a citizen complaint:
The folks at Conventures have a bird's eye view of the city snow farm rapidly rising in the seaport area - the snow mounds are up to 20 feet high now.