HINGHAM (CBS) – Ice is a fact of life around New England in the winter, but this bitter cold spell we’ve been enduring has created ice that’s a little early and very thick.
In Hingham, the ice was so powerful it damaged the dock pilings where the MBTA commuter boat comes in. So Tuesday, 2,500 riders had to find another way into the city. Most just hopped on the Greenbush Line in West Hingham.READ MORE: Musical Theater Legend Stephen Sondheim Dies At Age 91
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And some say ice shouldn’t have come as a surprise . “I do feel like we’re New Englanders maybe we could have thought of this ahead of time?” one commuter said. “But it’s not the end of the world to take the train instead.”MORE NEWS: Massachusetts Reports 5,058 New COVID Cases, 24 Additional Deaths Over 2 Days
MBTA officials say the fix is going to take a while, because repair equipment is trapped by ice in East Boston.