Blizzard Blankets Boston Area With Snow

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A potentially historic storm has descended on the state. A ban on non-essential travel remained in effect as of Tuesday afternoon for Worcester, Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable and Dukes counties, as well as all of I-90. 30 inches of snow has been reported in Westford, Framingham and Lunenburg, the most in the state according to National Weather Service spotters. As of 1:45 p.m., more than 31,000 in the state are without power.

A blizzard warning is in effect for parts of the state until 1 a.m. Wednesday and all MBTA service has been suspended for Tuesday. As of Tuesday afternoon, there was no word on when service will resume. Logan Airport is open, but no flights are getting out Tuesday. Boston schools are closed Tuesday and Wednesday. We speak to people around the city about how Bostonians are responding to the blizzard.

Let us know what you're doing during the blizzard in the comments section, or on Facebook or Twitter.

Somerville dogs enjoy the snow. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Somerville dogs enjoy the snow. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)


Beverly Scott, CEO and general manager for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, which tweets @MBTA.

Bruce Gellerman, WBUR reporter at the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency's bunker in Framingham. He tweets @audiobruce.

Projected snowfall totals through Wednesday. (David Epstein/WBUR)
Projected snowfall totals through Wednesday. (David Epstein/WBUR)

Asma Khalid, WBUR reporter. She's in Hyannis for the blizzard. She tweets @asmamk.

Fred Thys, WBUR reporter. He's in Hull for the blizzard. He tweets @fredthys.

Michael Dukakis, former governor of Massachusetts. He served as governor during the historic blizzard of 1978.

John Horrigan, weather historian and host of the NewTV show, "The Folklorist." He tweets @johnhorrigan.

David Epstein, WBUR meteorologist. He tweets @growingwisdom.

Tony Maws, chef and owner at Craigie on Main in Cambridge and chef and proprietor at Kirkland Tap and Trotter in Somerville. He tweets @tmaws.

Waves crash in Minot. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Waves crash in Minot. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)


WBUR: The Latest: Major Snowstorm Hits Massachusetts

  • "A potentially historic storm has descended on the state."

WBUR: Interactive Map: Snowfall Totals Across Massachusetts

  • "This map features snowfall totals over the past 24 hours — from whenever you’re looking at it."

Boston Eater: Here's What's Open (And Closed) For The Storm

  • "Confirmed restaurant openings, specials, and closures around the Boston area for Tuesday, January 27. This list will be updated as the storm progresses."

Here's the "Let It Go" snow day video out of the Moses Brown School in Providence.

This segment aired on January 27, 2015.


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