As It Happened: Record Snowfall Wallops Mass.

6:31 PM

A Lot Of Snow, A Little Sun, A Send-Off

We’re closing up for the night.

The state is recovering from the effects of Friday and Saturday’s winter storm.

The sun came out today, the MBTA is running with limited service, the number of power outages has been steadily decreasing, and communities are working to clear their roads and sidewalks.

A lot of kids out there are getting an additional snow day, since Boston Public Schools, for one, are closed on Monday.

For the adults, many of us had our own snow days this weekend. Even with the chore of shoveling, the lack of power, the difficulty of transportation, there’s something about a snowstorm that brings out the kid in all of us:

Cheryl Roegner of the North End neighborhood of Boston, sits in the sun and the snow on a bench in Paul Revere Mall next to a snow sculpture she says she did not have a hand in making, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 in the North End neighborhood of Boston. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

Cheryl Roegner of the North End neighborhood of Boston, sits in the sun and the snow on a bench in Paul Revere Mall next to a snow sculpture she says she did not have a hand in making, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 in the North End neighborhood of Boston. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

6:19 PM

Power Outages Now Under 200,000

The latest tally from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency:

Here are the utilities’ outage maps:

5:03 PM

A Musical Time-Lapse Of The Storm

Vatche Arabian of Watertown captured the snowstorm’s progress by making a time-lapse video. His camera took a photo every two minutes, starting Friday morning and running into Saturday afternoon. Here’s what he came up with:

For more user-submitted media of the winter storm, check these out:

4:00 PM

Update: Power Outages Down To 225,000

Check out the NSTAR outage map for live numbers. Here’s a bit from their press release earlier today:

Due to the significant amount of work ahead, the company is advising customers still without power to be prepared for a multi-day restoration effort and to plan accordingly.

The National Grid outage map is also available.  And here’s an update from their press release:

Customers in the Attleboro area are expected to be restored today. In the Brockton area and in Quincy, customers should be fully restored by midday tomorrow. The restoration effort on the South Shore in communities such as Hanover, Norwell, Scituate and Cohasset should be complete by the end of the day Tuesday.

National Grid also provided safety tips for electric and natural gas customers.

This post was updated at 4:50 p.m.

1:58 PM

Boston’s Parking Ban Still In Effect

Cars are getting ticketed on Centre Street in West Roxbury for violating the city's snow emergency parking ban. (Delores Handy/WBUR)

Cars are getting ticketed on Centre Street in West Roxbury for violating the city’s snow emergency parking ban. (Delores Handy/WBUR)

During his midday press conference, Mayor Thomas Menino emphasized that Boston’s snow emergency parking ban is still in effect.

“We want to give the public works crews more time to push the snow back so we have wider streets,” he said. “Especially with the workforce going back to work on Monday morning, we want to make sure the city’s operable.”

The city explains the parking ban on its website:

Parking regulations are strictly enforced during snow emergencies. Violators will be subject to ticketing and towing. During declared snow emergencies, parking is prohibited on major arteries so that the streets are accessible for snow plows, emergency vehicles and other public safety responders.

To avoid getting a ticket, read important dos and don’ts about Boston’s parking regulations.

1:06 PM

More Than 240,000 Without Power

Here’s the latest tally of the state’s power outages from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency:

Here are the utilities’ outage maps:

12:56 PM

All Boston Public Schools Closed Monday

If you’re a BPS student, you’ve got an extra day to enjoy that snow.

If you’re a parent, you’re probably wondering about childcare arrangements. Mayor Menino’s office lists on its website four community centers where you can bring your kids tomorrow:

Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) will have four community centers open Monday for parents who need a safe place for their child to spend the day. Children must be over age 6 and any child under 12 needs to be dropped off with a parent to fill out a short form before they leave the child. The centers will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open BCYF centers are:

BCYF Curtis Hall Community Center, 20 South Street, Jamaica Plain

BCYF Hyde Park Community Center, 1179 River Street, Hyde Park

BCYF Paris Street Community Center, 112 Paris Street, East Boston

BCYF Tobin Community Center, 1481 Tremont Street, Mission Hill

11:44 AM

2 In Boston Die Of Carbon Monoxide

The Associated Press reports:

Officials are warning of carbon monoxide dangers after two people, including a child, died in Boston while sitting in running cars after the winter storm.

Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald says a father who was shoveling snow in the Roxbury neighborhood put his son in the running car to stay warm.

MacDonald says the car’s tailpipe was clogged with snow and the boy, who was 13 or 14, was overcome by carbon dioxide and died. His name has not been released.

Later Sunday, a man in his 20s was found dead in a running vehicle in the Mattapan neighborhood. MacDonald said the car’s tailpipe was also clogged with snow.

Also, two children overcome while sitting in a car in East Boston were taken to a hospital but are expected to recover.

Senate President Therese Murray urged residents to be careful. Murray lives in Plymouth and said the town has already received 18 carbon monoxide calls.

“People using their generators inside the house — dumb. It’s going to kill you,” Murray cautioned. “People really have to be careful about the buildup of that gas. We don’t want to see anybody else die.”

In a series of tweets, The American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts shared some safety tips:

This post was updated at 5:15 p.m.

8:55 AM

About 245,000 Without Power In Mass.

The latest tally from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency:

Here are the utilities’ outage maps:

8:46 AM

Updated: Limited MBTA Service Sunday

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority trains wait to start running again early Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 in Boston. )Gene J. Puskar/AP)

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority trains wait to start running again early Sunday. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

The MBTA resumed limited service starting at 2 p.m. today.

Here’s the 4 p.m. update from their website:

Limited service is operating on the MBTA’s Red, Orange, Blue, and Green Line between Kenmore and Lechmere. The C-Branch will operate limited service between Kenmore and Cleveland Circle and the D-Branch will operate limited service between Kenmore and Riverside.

Limited bus service is also operating on the Routes 1, 23, 28, 32, 39, 71, 73, 77, 89, 93, 100, 106, 108, 109, 111, 116, and Silver Line Washington Street Only.  Unless necessary, customers are encouraged to stay home and use service sparingly.

Regularly scheduled MBTA service will resume at the start of service on Monday, February 11, 2013.

Customers should expect significant delays and plan extra time for their Monday morning commute as MBTA service recovers from the impacts of the storm.  Due to significant snow accumulations, customers are encouraged to use caution at station platforms and bus stops.

This post was updated at 4:40 p.m.