BOSTON (Reuters) – A record-setting run of snowstorms that has pounded the U.S. Northeast over the past two weeks has taken a heavy toll on Massachusetts, prompting officials to shut Boston’s mass-transit service through Tuesday to allow time to clear the rails.
Following a day that saw 48 commuters stuck on a snowbound train during the morning rush hour, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said all train service would shut down at 7 p.m. EST (2400 GMT) on Monday due to the snow and remain shut on Tuesday.
BOSTON, Feb 9 (Reuters) – A record-setting run of snowstorms
that has pounded the U.S. Northeast over the past two weeks has
taken a heavy toll on Massachusetts, taxing supplies of salt to
keep roads clear and leaving authorities running out of places
to pile the snow.
Boston’s transit system said it would shut down at 7 p.m.
EST (2400 GMT) on Monday due to the prolonged heavy snowfall and
the city’s mayor canceled school on Tuesday after officials said
73.9 inches (1.9 meters) of snow had fallen on the city so far
this season, making it the 10th snowiest winter on record.
Upside to Boston’s never-ending snowfall: Drop in crime. “I hope it snows every day,” quips Police Commissioner Evans.
BOSTON (Reuters) – A massive snowstorm that parked itself over the northeastern United States on Monday was forecast to drop up to two feet (60 cm) of snow over a region that has been repeatedly pounded over the past two weeks, closing schools and snarling travel.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker asked residents of the state to avoid traveling, Boston’s mass-transit system was operating on a limited scheduled and a majority of flights at Boston’s Logan International Airport had been canceled by early Monday morning.