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Photos: Mass. residents dig out after blizzard conditions, heavy snowfall in weekend nor'easter

A man uses a snowblower to clear snow from in front of his car on Cross Street in Somerville. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A man uses a snowblower to clear snow from in front of his car on Cross Street in Somerville. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Few people were seen milling about Boston streets as a massive nor'easter promising to bring heavy snowfall, high winds and coastal flooding to Massachusetts kicked up early Saturday.

The storm — which saw the city tie its record for biggest single-day snowfall, with 23.6 inches, the National Weather Service said — continued into the late evening hours. State and city officials encouraged residents to avoid traveling, with Gov. Charlie Baker ordering heavy trucks to stay off interstate highways for most of Saturday.

Below are scenes of people enduring the storm across Boston and other parts of Massachusetts.

Snowblowers out on the streets of Cambridge as the clean up from the weekend's storm begins. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Snowblowers out on the streets of Cambridge as the clean up from the weekend's storm begins. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Don Drisdell uses his snowblower to start digging out his neighbor's car in Cambridge. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Don Drisdell uses his snowblower to start digging out his neighbor's car in Cambridge. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A skid-steer loader moves snow off the streets in Cambridge. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A skid-steer loader moves snow off the streets in Cambridge. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A man using a snowblower ducks to avoid the snow cloud being blown back at him by the wind on Flint Street in Somerville. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A man using a snowblower ducks to avoid the snow cloud being blown back at him by the wind on Flint Street in Somerville. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Cameron Minor watches as Rhianna Del Bene pushes a shovel ful of snow across Cross street in Somerville. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Cameron Minor watches as Rhianna Del Bene pushes a shovel full of snow across Cross Street in Somerville. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Bill McKelvey, of Scituate, uses a snow blower to clear snow in front of his home, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. (Steven Senne/AP)
Bill McKelvey, of Scituate, uses a snowblower to clear snow in front of his home on Sunday, Jan. 30. (Steven Senne/AP)
A person walks dogs at Cold Spring Park in Newton, Mass. during a winter nor'easter Saturday morning. (Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
A person walks dogs at Cold Spring Park in Newton, Mass. during a winter nor'easter Saturday morning. (Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
A snow plow moves up State Street, as steady snow falls on Boston. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A snow plow moves up State Street, as steady snow falls on Boston. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A snow plow clears snow from around Quincy Market early in the storm. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A snow plow clears snow from around Quincy Market early in the storm. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A the snowstorm sets in, a crew of workers clears the steps of Boston City Hall. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A the snowstorm sets in, a crew of workers clears the steps of Boston City Hall. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
High tide early on Saturday morning during the snow storm creates flooding on Long Wharf by the Chart House. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
High tide early on Saturday morning during the snow storm creates flooding on Long Wharf by the Chart House. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
With snow falling, high tide covers the end of Long Wharf. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
With snow falling, high tide covers the end of Long Wharf. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
High tide early Saturday morning during the snowstorm creates flooding on Long Wharf by the Chart House. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
High tide early Saturday morning during the snowstorm creates flooding on Long Wharf by the Chart House. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A gust of wind sends s flurry of snow off a snow bank on Long Wharf. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A gust of wind sends a flurry of snow off a snow bank on Long Wharf. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Workers clear sidewalks during the snowstorm in downtown Boston Saturday. (Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Workers clear sidewalks during the snowstorm in downtown Boston Saturday. (Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
A person passes during the snowstorm in downtown Boston early Saturday. (Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
A person passes during the snowstorm in downtown Boston early Saturday. (Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
An early morning view during the snowstorm in downtown Boston Saturday. (Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
An early morning view during the snowstorm in downtown Boston Saturday. (Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
A plow moves snow in whiteout conditions on East Squantum Street in Quincy during the snowstorm Saturday. (Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
A plow moves snow in whiteout conditions on East Squantum Street in Quincy during the snowstorm Saturday. (Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
A man runs across Quincy Shore Drive as wind-blown snow creates visibility problems during the snowstorm in Quincy Saturday. (Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
A man runs across Quincy Shore Drive as wind-blown snow creates visibility problems during the snowstorm in Quincy Saturday. (Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
A flock of pigeons wait out the storm in the entrance of Sullivan MBTA Station. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A flock of pigeons wait out the storm in the entrance of Sullivan MBTA Station. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Two cross-country skiers ski towards Brewers Fountain in the Boston Common during the storm. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Two cross-country skiers ski toward Brewers Fountain in Boston Common during the storm. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A Suffolk Law student gets some air as he sleds down the snow covered steps leading into the Boston Common. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A Suffolk Law School student gets some air as he sleds down the snow-covered steps leading into Boston Common. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A Suffolk Law student gets some air as he sleds down the snow covered steps leading into the Boston Common. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Four Wentworth students make snow angels in the snow in Boston Common during the snowstorm. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Kevin Moore attempts a 360 degree spin as he ski jumps down the hill of the Soldier’s and Sailor’s Monument in the Boston Common. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Kevin Moore attempts a 360 degree spin as he ski jumps down the hill of the Soldier’s and Sailor’s Monument in Boston Common. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A group of people play football in front of Trinity Church in Copley Square, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022. (Steven Davy/WBUR)
A group of people play football in front of Trinity Church in Copley Square, Saturday. (Steven Davy/WBUR)

With additional reporting from The Associated Press

This article was originally published on January 29, 2022.

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