Here's some more on the MBTA Red Line delays. Two disabled trains now out of service and a signal problem resolved. Still slow. bit.ly
Andy Rosen 1/26/2015 11:43:04 PM
Here's an interesting piece by Joshua Miller, who dissects Charlie Baker's choice of business over casual attire as he announced snow prep measures today. bit.ly
Andy Rosen 1/27/2015 12:27:24 AM
Evan Allen reports that this morning's high tide brought flood waters "into the parking lot and a few feet up around the building" Ryder's Cove, in North Chatham early today. At the Chatham fish pier, one fisherman estimated the tide was about four feet higher than usual.
laura.amico 1/27/2015 10:33:34 AM
Charlie Baker is speaking now at the state's emergency bunker. 6-12 inches so far, flooding reports. Many power outages, but "significantly below" what was expected.
Andy Rosen 1/27/2015 12:07:04 PM
Baker says police see people stopping on interstates to clean off windshields. "Not a good idea." Also, don't pass plows. bit.ly
Andy Rosen 1/27/2015 12:08:03 PM
Pilgrim Nuclear Station is down, officials say, after problems with two power lines. Safety precaution. No safety issue for public. bit.ly
Andy Rosen 1/27/2015 12:10:36 PM
Towns including Scituate, Marshfield and Hull have seen limited, "non-emergency" evacuations because of flooding. On lookout for next high tide around 4 p.m. bit.ly
Andy Rosen 1/27/2015 12:15:10 PM
Fire and National Grid vehicle on road in Marshfield.
Anush Elbakyan, Senior... 1/27/2015 1:42:29 PM
Catherine Cloutier 1/27/2015 1:50:40 PM
Haven Ladd shoveled out in Charlestown. (Bill Greene/Globe Staff)
Catherine Cloutier 1/27/2015 2:22:29 PM
In New Bedford, an emergency shelter at the Pilgrim United Church of Christ was over capacity Monday night and remained full Tuesday morning, according to Pete Wilde, the shelter manager.He said in a phone interview that 47 or 48 people were at the shelter for breakfast Tuesday, and 44 slept there overnight.The shelter has 40 beds, Wilde said.He said the shelter patrons varied in age and that most of them were homeless.A nurse was on duty to tend to their medical needs, Wilde said, and all who sought shelter enjoyed a full breakfast of pancakes, eggs, and french toast."We brought in tons of food," Wilde said.The shelter will probably remain open until Thursday morning, he said.Also Tuesday, New Bedford fire officials were not dealing with any major medical or flooding emergencies as of roughly 9:15 a.m., according to a dispatcher."It's all people stuck in the snow," he said.
--Travis Andersen, Globe Staff
Catherine Cloutier 1/27/2015 2:24:30 PM
City of Boston Snow Operations, Overnight Update from Mayor Marty Walsh:
- As of 3:30 a.m., the City had issued 363 tags and towed 131 vehicles for non-compliance with the snow emergency parking ban
- Parks responded to one tree call and has 7 plows out salting and plowing.
- From midnight to 3:30 a.m., EMS responded to 35 calls. Staffing for Tuesday day shift is 29 ambulances.
- As of 3:30 a.m., Boston Fire responded to two building fires, one in the West End and one in Roxbury. Staffing levels increased to 4 additional engine companies and 2 ladder companies. In addition, 8 vehicles staffed with personnel for downed wire calls in order to free up engines.
- On Monday, the Mayor’s Hotline received 3,250 calls. As of 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday the Mayor’s Hotline had received 47 calls. A majority of the calls were regarding towing.
- The boston.gov/snow website saw four times the normal web traffic on Monday, and twitter engagements were up 400 percent.
- The Boston Water and Sewer Commission reported a collapsed catch basin at 1405 Commonwealth Ave., a fire hydrant hit at 12 Marlin Road in Roxbury, and a frozen hydrant at 136 Rosseter St. in Dorchester.
- Morrissey Blvd was closed due to flooding until 6:30 a.m.
Catherine Cloutier 1/27/2015 3:28:33 PM
About 3,900 pieces of snow-fighting equipment are out on state roadways this morning, according to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
A state police spokesman says the "vast majority" of drivers obeyed the travel ban. Troopers have seen very light traffic on the road.
Catherine Cloutier 1/27/2015 3:37:07 PM
Is the storm over? Not yet.
Stephanie Dunten, a National Weather Service meteorologist, said Tuesday that the storm is ongoing and that it was not yet clear whether the storm will generate historic snowfalls, as initially predicted. She said snowfalls are still expected to max out in some parts of the state at 2 1/2 to 3 feet.
Forecasters said at 9 a.m. that they expected another 6 to 10 inches of snow from the storm. But they also said that far western Massachusetts would only see a moderate snowstorm. The city of Boston said at around 10:30 a.m. that it expected another 10 to 14 inches.
Find out the current snow totals in your community.
Catherine Cloutier 1/27/2015 4:27:31 PM
Catherine Cloutier 1/27/2015 4:31:47 PM
Lisa Caisse said she called rescuers for help at about 5 a.m. Tuesday after a rock hit a storm shutter on her home in the Humarock section of this South Shore town.
She said she thought she could ride out the storm with her husband and 14-year-old Labrador retriever, Casey, because the home is equipped with a generator.
The rock caused “a dent like I’ve never seen,” she said.
When she evacuated her home on Central Avenue, Caisse said nine inches of water sloshed in the basement and water was spraying through a side door.
“The storm came down both sides of the house,” she said. “It took out the wall that would have protected our door.”
A rescue truck drove Caisse and her dog to a parking lot at the intersection of Central Avenue and Harvard Street where a Scituate police sergeant waited to pick them up. She said she was headed to an emergency shelter in Scituate.
“Sometimes you make bad decisions,” Caisse said with a laugh. “This was a bad decision.”
Catherine Cloutier 1/27/2015 4:36:01 PM
Globe correspondent Melissa Hanson reports from East Boston.
Catherine Cloutier 1/27/2015 4:39:37 PM