City officials say they're read for Lee, with sandbags and temporary flood barriers at the ready to fend off any minor surges and first responders braced for any emergencies caused by flooding, falling trees and downed wires. Read more.
MassDOT reports it's restricting lanes on the I-93 connector ramp in Somerville after "a large vinyl portion" of a billboard there came loose - but can't be removed safely because it's just too windy for workers from Outfront Media to safely climb up to remove all the vinyl. Read more.
Update: The big silver ball was found in a yard on Beryl Street.
A Roslindale resident is seeking help today finding a lawn ornament, "a large silver ball, bigger than a basketball" that blew away in the wind last night. So if you're anywhere near the Mozart School, like Beryl Street, Cornell Street or Havana Street, keep an eye out for one of those Christmastime silver balls.
Just as Channel 25's Kevin Lemanowicz was warning, at 10:08 p.m., of an intense storm about to slam us upside the head, an intense burst of wind blew into the foothills along the Hyde Park/Roslindale frontier.
Left of the Aisle found himself in a gas line in the East Bridgewater/Halifax area this morning and suspects most of the people were like him - not hunting for gas for their cars but for the generators they have running in homes left without power by all the trees toppling onto utility lines in yesterday's nor'easter, which hit the South Shore way harder than the rest of the Boston area.
Some 407,000 homes and businesses in Massachusetts have lost power as of 6:30 a.m., mainly in the southeastern part of the state, according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, which adds: Read more.
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 329 Northern Ave. after the wind ripped a 50x50 piece of wall off the side of the vacant building around 3:15 p.m. ISD and a structural engineer will now determine if the whole building has to come down.