WCVB reports the woman's body was found on a bench in Christopher Columbus Park early Saturday morning.
Woman apparently froze to death walking home to the North End from the Financial District at the start of the freeze
- 20 comments
It'll take more than one day to melt all the ice that formed in our brief sub-zero blast. Along the Charles River in Millennium Park in West Roxbury, a one-time homage to leather from Mechanics Hall (bulldozed to make way for the Pru) remained encased in ice around 3:30 p.m. today.
The ice also snared some tree branches: Read more.
The Heights reports on burst pipes burst all over the Boston College campus yesterday.
So far tonight, burst pipes caused by the sudden freeze have forced three hospitals to send patients elsewhere, left Wang Theatre patrons out in the cold, angrily yelling to be let back in, and flooded a floor at the Prudential Center mall. Read more.
Josh Borrow took a walk along the insta-frozen Charles River this afternoon.
But kids, the National Weather Service reminds you to stay off the ice.
The commuter-rail Twitter feed today is full of delay notices due to severe weather conditions, broken rails, signal issues and, of course, mechanical issues (and in some cases severe weather conditions AND mechanical issues). Read more.
While on a Union Square Donuts run this morning, Brandon Horst couldn't help but notice this guy.
Spotted my first guy walking out in shorts with an iced coffee. I knew Somerville wouldn’t let me down.
Rob Orthman boiled up some water in Roslindale this morning and took it outside: Read more
The normal weekend shutdown of the Sumner Tunnel for repairs has been called off for this weekend because of the extreme cold.
WHDH's Jeremy Reiner has a couple of tips on how to make an insta-cloud with a cup or pot of hot water if it actually gets down to -10 F. on Saturday (that's -10 in actual temperature, none of this "real feel" windchill stuff), including:
Throw water out/up/away from you to avoid scalding (kids, let your parents do this trick)
ISO New England, which oversees New England's electrical grid, says the grid is in good shape for Friday and Saturday. Read more.
Mayor Wu has declared a cold emergency for Friday into Sunday due to temperatures and wind chills that could fall well below freezing. Read more.
Boston Public School students get their second day off in less than a week. Read more.
With temperatures getting getting down to Angostura levels on Tuesday (because they'll be so bitter), the MBTA is warning us to watch out for possible delays, even as they get crews ready to make sure trains and switches are at the ready: Read more.
Shamus hopes the genie is in a good mood at least.
Travel New England provides some visible proof of what can happen if you leave a bottle of soda (in this case, IBC Cream Soda) in your car trunk overnight on one of the coldest days in years.
Jared shares the view out his window in Everett this morning.
A Winter Knight shows us the frozen Neponset River near its mouth this morning. Don't worry - he was wrapped in a warm inbound Red Line train on the bridge.
Jeremy Reiner at WHDH says it's not just the cold we have to worry about tomorrow:
Not only is arctic air cold, it is also wicked dry. Get those humidifiers loaded with water & let them run. Ready the moisturizer and lip balm as well. Drink plenty of water too!
Gary Waldeck spotted the ice that had formed overnight by the mouth of the Charles River.
- Page 1