Gov. Deval Patrick has urged that all non-emergency employees working in the Executive Branch of state government to stay home from work on Wednesday due to the threat of snow, ice, and rain.
Many people who didn’t want to risk getting stuck in traffic opted for the MBTA during Tuesday’s winter storm, even though it’s had its problems lately too.
The cost of clearing snow is adding up for more than cities, towns and the state, but for businesses too. It’s one of the challenges many businesses are facing with what seems like this winter’s endless storms.
Storm number one is winding down; light to moderate pockets still exist but will become more scattered and lighter through the next few hours.
One item that was moving far faster than turnpike traffic Tuesday: snow blowers. Boston Lawn Mower in Westboro was one of the few retailers that had any left for sale.
The snow poses a special challenge for local schools, before, during and after it falls.
The following communities have announced snow emergency parking bans for the February 1-2 snow storm:
The partial collapse of a metal canopy over pumps at a gas station on Lincoln Street in Worcester graphically illustrates the danger that persists in this tough and tedious season of extraordinary snow accumulation.
Two storms are headed straight for New England this week.
The snow keeps coming this winter, and some have tired of the white stuff, people say they are looking forward to spring. And it’s only January.