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Residents on Second street in the South Boston neighborhood of Boston begin shoveling out their cars Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 in Boston. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Residents on Second street in the South Boston neighborhood of Boston begin shoveling out their cars Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 in Boston. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

The experts say in fact it wasn’t a blizzard — but whatever you call it — it was big, big storm that dumped up to three feet of snow across the region, and life in Boston and much of the state is only just beginning to return to normal.

Most schools were still closed today. More than a hundred thousand electric customers remain without power. And many streets in the Boston area are still snarled with snow, making today’s commute a big challenge for many Bay State residents.


Richard Davey, State Transportation Secretary.


Boston.com “It doesn’t matter really if we gave it a name. The storm happened. It was windy, snowy, power went out, and some damage occurred along the coast. Nature doesn’t care what we humans call the events she dishes up. The National Weather Service (NWS) is responsible for putting out warnings and watches to the general public; private originations don’t take on that role. We, in the media, then disseminate the information from the NWS via radio, newspaper, TV, blogs, tweets etc.”


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  • jefe68

    Who is in charge of clearing the bus stops?
    The 32 route from Hyde Park to Forrest Hills is an accident waiting to happen.
    The MBTA’s idea of clearing snow at Forrest Hills station is beyond a joke. 
    How is it that 48 hours after this storm stations are not properly cleared?

    The MBTA is run by incompetent bureaucrats, period. 

    Don’t get me started on the garbage collection this morning, that was a joke. 
    Is this some ploy so the mayor can say the garbage was picked up?
    Get the cleanup done so the trucks can at least have a chance to go down the smaller roads to collect.

    It would have been prudent to put it off a day and get the side roads cleaned up.

  • snapperblue

    I think a big round of thanks should go out to whoever decided that the power lines in Boston should be buried.  

    In the rest of the state falling trees, ice, and debris tear down overhead wires with every major storm, leaving people without heat, light, stoves, and hot water.  Here in Boston, I remain snug and happy because someone in the past invested in the infrastructure.  Was it the city?  A power company?  

    Whoever it was has my thanks!

  • Judy

    I just spent two and a half hours on what is normally an hour and a quarter commute home.  The extra hour and a quarter was spent navigating The Fenway.  Two lanes were down to one, the usual Boston drive B.S. of going through the light after it turns red, and the gridlock was absurd.  I was disappointed that the city did such a poor job of clearing roadways.  On Mission Hill, there were sections of the road that were supposed to be enough for two lanes of traffic, but instead, cars had to take turns proceeding down the road.
    This is far from a world class city when the traffic is shut down for a day, there is very little traffic over the weekend, and this is the quality of heavily traveled roads.  I could have crawled that mile faster than the hour it took me to drive it.

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