Gov. Baker Tours Mass. After Blizzard Dumps Up To 3 Feet Of Snow

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Much of Massachusetts is shoveling Wednesday after the historic blizzard that dumped two to three feet of snow throughout the state.

In Boston, Mayor Marty Walsh said the parking ban will be lifted as of 5 p.m.

"We have 815 miles of roadway and we were hit with a blizzard, the sixth largest storm in the history of Boston," said the mayor. "This is day three of that now, and the clean up. And by the end of today — and as we go into the night — your streets will be...better."

Walsh says no decision has been made yet about whether schools will be open Thursday. The MBTA is running Wednesday, although widespread delays are reported.

Statewide, crews are working to dig out and restore power — especially to the hard-hit areas south of Boston and the Cape and Islands.

"We will, over the next week or so, [work] with communities not only on the South Shore but certainly the Cape and Islands, to assess exactly what the length and breadth of the damage is," said Peter Judge, who is with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.


Fred Bever, reporter. He tweets @FredBeverNHPR.


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This segment aired on January 28, 2015.


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