BOSTON — People in New England and the northeast dealt with a major blizzard. The Boston 25 new team is tracking the latest winter storm headlines.
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6:11 a.m. Monday: Meteorologist Shiri Spear shows the final snowfall totals from the weekend’s blizzard.
Here ya go, if you missed the final blizzard totals. Can we agree not to do this again this winter??? @boston25 #mawx #newengland pic.twitter.com/qa1TYw1VPb— Shiri Spear (@ShiriSpear) January 31, 2022
7:45 p.m. Sunday: Worcester lifts parking ban.
City of Worcester Declared Winter Parking Ban is lifted as of 8PM on Sunday, January 30, 2022.— Worcester DPW (@SnowParkingBan) January 31, 2022
4:30 p.m. Sunday: Updated Restoration times by town as Eversource crews work endlessly to restore power.
Our team is out in force! A convoy of crews are restoring power in Brewster, including here on Stony Brook Road. We appreciate your patience as we complete this challenging work. Updated restoration times by town are available here: https://t.co/HRok8Ipqgs pic.twitter.com/Vsi7uAm4zp— Eversource MA (@EversourceMA) January 30, 2022
2:40 p.m. Sunday: Mayor WU updates the cities response to the Blizzard.
The snow emergency & parking ban lift tomorrow, Monday, January 31, at 6AM. @BostonSchools will be open.@BostonPWD continues to work to clear our streets, ramps, and sidewalks. Remember to shovel out your sidewalks and curb ramps. Please do not shovel snow out into the street. pic.twitter.com/6Q8x6rI5Kd— Mayor Michelle Wu 吳弭 (@MayorWu) January 30, 2022
10:21 a.m. Sunday: MEMA has some safety tips as you clean up from the blizzard.
After #MAsnow:— MEMA (@MassEMA) January 30, 2022
✅Stay away from downed wires & report them to 9-1-1
✅Avoid overexertion while shoveling & take frequent breaks.
✅Shovel out fire hydrants near your property
✅Clear snow from exhaust vents near your home, & clear your vehicle's tailpipe before starting the car. pic.twitter.com/0FclUXFiag
10:07 a.m. Sunday: Victory lap for the Town of Stoughton, who got 30.9″ of snow this weekend!
1st place feels good!! @CantonMAPolice and @SharonMAPolice you were great competitors and we tip our cap to you. We stuck to our game plan and we are champs again. It’s all about pliability and preparation. We are going to enjoy this for today and tomorrow we are on to spring. pic.twitter.com/mIVY5vcIkG— Stoughton Police (@StoughtonPD) January 30, 2022
9:31 a.m. Sunday: Meteorologist Shiri Spear released updated snowfall totals Sunday morning.
Snow totals Part 1. @boston25 pic.twitter.com/61yuSsmj5E— Shiri Spear (@ShiriSpear) January 30, 2022
9:25 a.m. Sunday: Lt. Governor Karyn Polito gave an update on the winter storm cleanup effort.
Tune in live for an update on winter storm recovery efforts from @MassEMA HQ in Framingham:— Karyn Polito (@MassLtGov) January 30, 2022
➡️ https://t.co/dyFfIaYNK3 pic.twitter.com/4vJvppeeV3
9:10 a.m. Sunday: Meteorologist Jason Brewer reports a record-typing one-day snowfall for Boston.
Officially, a record-tying ONE DAY snowfall for Boston. pic.twitter.com/iI1refMp8L— Jason Brewer (@JBrewerBoston25) January 30, 2022
9:01 a.m. Sunday: Meteorologist Shiri Spear looks ahead to when snow is expected to start melting this week.
Melting will start on Tuesday... @boston25 #mawx #newengland #boston pic.twitter.com/GBvjPCTrtx— Shiri Spear (@ShiriSpear) January 30, 2022
8:55 a.m. Sunday: Malden Police & Fire offer guidelines on how to stay safe when using portable space heaters.
Follow these guidelines ⬇️⬇️⬇️ BE Careful ! 🔥 thank you @maldenfire and @MaldenFireChief 🚒 https://t.co/T9YZa2sfnK— Malden Police (@MaldenPolice) January 30, 2022
8:46 a.m. Sunday: Hopkinton Department of Public Works out for storm cleanup.
The @HopkintonDPW was out working for the duration of the storm. With the volume of snow, and drifts, they’ll continue today to clean up and widen roads. There is significant work remaining. Please stay off the roads today if you’re able to so we can be all clear for Monday!— Hopkinton Fire (@HopkintonFire) January 30, 2022
8:28 a.m. Sunday: Boston 25 News Meteorologist Shiri Spear confirms yesterday’s storm as a blizzard.
Oh, by the way - it IS official! #blizzard2022 pic.twitter.com/UVozZXDBGP— Shiri Spear (@ShiriSpear) January 30, 2022
7:42 a.m. Eversource crews making good progress to restore power to affected areas.
Our crews working overnight made good progress—restoring power to ~50,000 of our customers since 6 p.m. last night. @eversourcect and @eversourcenh crews are arriving this morning to help support the effort. 💪 We won’t stop working until everyone has their power back. https://t.co/Dng4nGan3R— Eversource MA (@EversourceMA) January 30, 2022
7:13 a.m. Sunday: Nashua Fire asking public’s help in clearing snow off of hydrants.
Now that the storm is done, and the roads are clear, we need your help finding and clearing the hydrants. @Local_789 pic.twitter.com/SjYWwcCGAU— Nashua Fire~Rescue (@nashuafire) January 30, 2022
6:27a.m. Sunday: MassDOT working hard to get the roadways cleared!
MassDOT has 1025 pieces equipment deployed in storm ops. Speed restriction of 40mph on I-90 continues between NY-Southborough/Framingham— Mass. Transportation (@MassDOT) January 30, 2022
11 p.m. Saturday Update: NEW record snowfall of 23.6 inches was set in Boston today. This ties the single-day snowfall record with the Presidents’ Day storm of 2003.
UPDATE TO BOSTON SNOWFALL FOR SATURDAY... 23.6" TIES THE ONE DAY SNOWFALL RECORD WITH THE PRESIDENTS' DAY STORM OF 2003 pic.twitter.com/DonQnzgxqg— Kevin Lemanowicz (@KevinBoston25) January 30, 2022
10:45 p.m. Saturday Update: Blizzard warnings have been dropped for our area. Winter storm warning continues across parts of Central Mass.
Blizzard Warnings have dropped for our area, a Winter Storm Warning continues across parts of central MA through midnight. pic.twitter.com/EZZqF2DThP— Vicki Graf (@VickiGrafWX) January 30, 2022
10 p.m. Saturday: Vicki Graf updates snow reports and cleanup predictions for the next couple days.
8:45 p.m. Saturday: A record snowfall of 23.3 inches was set in Boston today. This breaks the previous record of 3.7 inches set in 1928.
From @NWSBoston A RECORD SNOWFALL OF 23.3 INCHES WAS SET AT BOSTON MA TODAY.— Kevin Lemanowicz (@KevinBoston25) January 30, 2022
THIS BREAKS THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 3.7 INCHES SET IN 1928.
So, the record was broken by 19.6"
Our LIVE blizzard coverage continues tonight at 10 p.m.
7:45 p.m. Saturday: The top 5 ONE DAY snow totals for Boston.
Here are the top 5 ONE DAY snow totals for Boston... and it is still snowing lightly. Might be updated later, but today was #2 already. pic.twitter.com/L30E2BqF4x— Kevin Lemanowicz (@KevinBoston25) January 30, 2022
6:30 p.m. Saturday: Update on blizzard conditions in Marshfield from Robert Goulston.
6:00 p.m. Saturday: National Weather Service officially declared a blizzard in Boston, Worcester, Beverly, Hyannis, Marshfield, Martha’s Vineyard. This is the first blizzard to hit Mass. since 2018.
To be a blizzard, a storm must have: gusts of 35 mph or more with less than a 1/4 mile of visibility for at least 3 hours.
OFFICALLY BLIZZARD OF 2022... confirmed for Boston, Worcester, Beverly, Hyannis, Marshfield, Martha's Vineyard reporting stations. Of course, all the towns in between as well. Worcester was never in the Blizzard Warning. Congratulations?— Kevin Lemanowicz (@KevinBoston25) January 29, 2022
5:15 p.m. Saturday: LIVE: Gov. Charlie Baker gives updates on the state’s response to the winter storm.
Gov Baker at storm update: travel will be extremely hazardous all night tonight. Crews working all day but conditions making it difficult to keep roads clear. pic.twitter.com/dZHGgvDgKM— Mass. Transportation (@MassDOT) January 29, 2022
4:30 p.m. Saturday: “I-95 unrecognizable.” Christine McCarthy updating road conditions from a major state highway.
3:45 p.m. Saturday: “Bridgewater reporting 24 inches of snowfall,” said Vicki Graf.
@KevinBoston25 This is Bridgewater, MA! pic.twitter.com/a8kJp5xysu— Lauren (@lamothe1015) January 29, 2022
3:10 p.m. Saturday: Updated Map on snowfall totals across the state.
Nearly two feet of snow in Brockton! The storm isn't over either... pic.twitter.com/EDOzdakw3D— Vicki Graf (@VickiGrafWX) January 29, 2022
2:45 p.m. Saturday: Update on snow conditions in Walpole from Litsa Pappas.
2:30 p.m. Saturday: MEMA: Power Outage Safety Tips.
Power Outage Safety Tips:— MEMA (@MassEMA) January 29, 2022
✅ Avoid downed power lines & assume they are live
✅ Call 9-1-1 to report downed lines
✅ Call your utility company to report power outages
✅ Keep #generators outside & away from building
⚡ Power outage safety tips: https://t.co/7pa5JjuY6b#MAsnow pic.twitter.com/pUBLf2ev3d
2:15 p.m. Saturday: Eversource crews have restored so far 142,000 customers impacted by the nor’easter
Despite the brutal conditions, our crews have restored 142,000 of our customers impacted by the nor’easter. They’re continuing to do everything they can to get your power back as safely as possible. Please help keep the roads clear for our emergency responders, if possible. https://t.co/Ah9u2WMFLi— Eversource MA (@EversourceMA) January 29, 2022
2:00 p.m. Saturday: Update on snow conditions in Worcester from Bob Ward
1:15 p.m. Saturday: Update on snow conditions in Boston from Drew Karedes.
1:10 p.m. Saturday: Duxbury Fire and Emergency crews giving generator safety tips after responding to Carbon monoxide incidents.
We are already responding to Carbon monoxide incidents from generators. Please follow these tips to stay safe. pic.twitter.com/T7EsJkzgNe— Duxbury FD/EM (@DuxFDEM) January 29, 2022
12:59 p.m. Saturday: Gov. Charlie Baker plans to update the state’s response to this major nor’easter. Boston 25 will carry this live and STREAM it.
109,000+ are without power at this hour. The hardest hit towns for power outages are Barnstable, Falmouth, New Bedford, Wellfleet and Orleans.
12:57 p.m. Saturday: Update on conditions in Gloucester from Jim Morelli.
12:49 p.m. Saturday: State Police are raising the alert about worsening travel conditions.
Patrols are reporting heavier volume of snowfall rate and worsening conditions across eastern Mass., including here on 93 in Boston. Stay home if possible and stay safe. pic.twitter.com/9EmDZIJeF5— Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice) January 29, 2022
12:47 p.m. Saturday: Shri has some thoughts on that free snow shoveling class mentioned in another post below.
This guy has the right idea… having a FREE shoveling class in his driveway 😏 @ShiriSpear says the wind could either hurt or help you with clean-up. pic.twitter.com/uuk0yVcIn6— Boston 25 News (@boston25) January 29, 2022
12:40 p.m. Saturday: Funny FB post from Norwood. Bobby Jones offering a FREE “shoveling class.”
12:38 p.m. Saturday: John Monahan brings us the latest from Cape Cod, in Sandwich.
12:18 p.m. Saturday: Wondering when two shovel? Shiri Spear suggests two rounds of cleanup.
I suggest two rounds of cleanup. Unfortunately the wind will undo some of your work overnight. @boston25 #mawx #newengland pic.twitter.com/K6dNCq44FS— Shiri Spear (@ShiriSpear) January 29, 2022
12:03 p.m. Saturday: Snowfall now coming in at 2″ per hour in some cities and towns.
Looking at a different view of the radar here. Where you see this band of yellow pivoting into Boston - this represents significant snowfall moving in. Snowfall rates greater than 2” per hour! pic.twitter.com/kUQGHcVivq— Vicki Graf (@VickiGrafWX) January 29, 2022
12:01 p.m. Saturday: Julianne Lima checks in from the coast in Plymouth.
11:44 a.m. Saturday: Snow is piling up in Marshfield. Robert Goulston checks in with the latest.
11:36 a.m. Saturday: The rising tide in Boston.
11:09 a.m. Saturday: In case you have not seen Robert Goulston’s live reports from Marshfield this morning, here’s a taste.
10:55 a.m. Saturday: Near whiteout conditions in many communities right now and the heaviest band of snow is moving into Boston.
Boston 25 photographer Bob Goodale had a white knuckle ride over the Sagamore Bridge on Cape Cod a short time ago.
10:07 a.m. - Coastal flooding in Sandwich and Cohasset. Credit to the police departments in those towns. Stay safe!
10:00 a.m. Saturday: Rough seas in Scituate. Nicole Oliverio checks in from the south shore.
9:56 a.m. Saturday - Crystal Haynes shows us conditions in Boston at this hour.
9:47 a.m. Saturday - Robert Goulston updates conditions in Marshfield as only Robert Goulston can.
9:35 a.m. Saturday - Whoa. Check out these videos from Julianne Lima in Plymouth as the waves roll in.
Another view of the waves hitting the windows. This storm surge is no joke!@boston25 pic.twitter.com/XaKQTffF4q— Julianne Lima (@JulianneLimaTV) January 29, 2022
9:33 a.m. Saturday - Some crazy video from Humarock on the south shore as sea foam rolls in during the AM high tide. Thanks for Jason Dwight
9:14 a.m. Saturday - Kelly Sullivan updates storm conditions in Foxboro.
9:00 a.m. Saturday: And a BIG jump in power outages. More than 84,000 now.
New Bedford checking in with 19,000 of them, followed by Plymouth with almost 10,000 outages.
8:58 a.m. Saturday - Storm update from Julianne Lima in Plymouth.
8:30 a.m. - UDPATES on the coastal flood situation from Scituate, North Weymouth and Nantucket
High tide along Oceanside Drive in Scituate. pic.twitter.com/Mi6CZV70vR— Nicole Oliverio (@NicoleOliverio) January 29, 2022
Nantucket - Washington Street
Parts of Washington Street inundated at #Nantucket. @WX1BOX @capecodweather @MattNBCBoston @Met_CindyFitz @ericfisher @SurfSkiWeather pic.twitter.com/rAO5ncggWu— Blair Perkins (@xplorenantucket) January 29, 2022
8:00 a.m. Saturday: 23,000+ outages at this hour. including all of Provincetown.
7:52 a.m. Saturday: Bob Ward is covering this morning’s storm conditions in Worcester and shares the story behind a medallion that dates back to the Blizzard of ‘78.
7:41 a.m. Saturday: We are approaching the morning high tide. Nicole Oliverio is in Scituate this morning, where conditions are worsening.
7:31 a.m. Saturday: Boston Mayor Michelle Wu joins Gene Lavanchy Saturday morning about the city’s storm response.
6:49 a.m. Saturday: Robert Goulston gives us a look at conditions in Marshfield. (He’s hard to miss in the snow).
6:33 a.m. Saturday: Julianne Lima updates the current conditions in Plymouth.
Town officials opened a warming shelter Saturday morning as they brace for potentially widespread power outages.
6:15 a.m. Saturday: SOUND UP. We are getting closer to this morning’s high tide and the risk of some coastal flooding. Nicole is following the situation in Scituate.
Two hours from high tide here in Scituate. Already seeing a churning harbor and crashing waves. Coastal flooding is a concerned here, along with the Blizzard warning. pic.twitter.com/ycHejAw8er— Nicole Oliverio (@NicoleOliverio) January 29, 2022
6:12 a.m. Saturday: Gene and Lilly are live now with continuous storm coverage on Boston 25.
Yup it’s Saturday & the morning team is here to make sure you’re prepared for this major storm.— Boston 25 News (@boston25) January 29, 2022
We have our reporters all around the state, stay home & watch with us!@boston25gene @NewsHopkins @ShiriSpear @HeatherHegedus @CatherineNews pic.twitter.com/2DWCvf4C24
5:58 a.m. Saturday: File this post under “work smarter, not harder.” “Free snow shoveling class” in Norwood today, courtesy of Bobby.
5:37 a.m. Saturday: MBTA reminder
The Green Line “D Branch” is using shuttle buses to replace service between Riverside and Kenmore, today from the start to end of service, due to the weather.
5:36 a.m. Saturday: Jason Brewer updates the coastal storm threat from this storm. The morning high tide is around 8 a.m.
5:24 a.m. Saturday - Watch for live reports from our crews across the area. It’s looking pretty nasty along the coast in Scituate and Plymouth. Here are just a few of our live crews covering this nor’easter.
Reporters across the area today for storm coverage.@crystalhaynes in #Boston@JulianneLimaTV in #Plymouth @NicoleOliverio in #Scituate @ksullivannews in #Foxboro @boston25 pic.twitter.com/1oPAP00VJQ— Peter Wilson (@PetesWire) January 29, 2022
5:05 a.m. - Coastal Flood Warnings - via the National Weather Service in Boston
The risk for coastal flooding has increased around the Saturday AM high tide. Coastal Flood Warnings are now in effect, with as much as two feet of inundation above ground level expected for coastal roads in eastern MA, Cape Cod and the Islands.
[450 AM Sat | Coastal Flooding] The risk for coastal flooding has increased around the Saturday AM high tide. Coastal Flood Warnings are now in effect, with as much as two ft of inundation above ground level expected for coastal roads in eastern MA, Cape Cod and the Islands. pic.twitter.com/JnykyCuzoe— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) January 29, 2022
5:00 a.m. - Early snow reports via Shiri Spear. Boston 25 LIVE TEAM STORM COVERAGE is on air and streaming NOW.
Here we go! Send us your reports to air @boston25! pic.twitter.com/hYFk3mELkO— Shiri Spear (@ShiriSpear) January 29, 2022
4:55 am. Saturday: Kelly Sullivan is in Foxboro - where a parking ban is in effect until 9 am SUNDAY.
Good morning from a snowy, cold #Foxboro! The town has declared a state of emergency. A parking ban is in effect until 9 am Sunday. The town is asking people to keep their cars off the roads and the hydrants cleared. Be safe! @boston25 pic.twitter.com/3BCgGfWESL— Kelly Sullivan (@ksullivannews) January 29, 2022
4:53 a.m. Saturday: Some expected snow and wind gusts today.
SOME EXPECTED SNOW & WIND GUSTS TODAY— Peter Wilson (@PetesWire) January 29, 2022
4:47 a.m. Saturday: Julianne Lima will be live in windy Plymouth this morning. SOUND UP!
SOUND UP: It’s “hold onto your hat” weather this morning… to put it lightly 😅 the wind is WHIPPING here in #Plymouth. Stay safe!— Julianne Lima (@JulianneLimaTV) January 29, 2022
Live team storm coverage starts at 5 AM on @boston25 — join us! ❄️💨 pic.twitter.com/rkpAPJCbgg
4:38 a.m. Saturday: The National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center - checking in. Bomb cyclone is “well underway.”
The rapid deepening of the bomb cyclone off the East Coast is well underway. The combined @NWSWPC and @NWSOPC surface analyses show the pressure dropped 9 mb in just 3 hours between 10 PM EST and 1 AM EST. pic.twitter.com/6iQbYAnHcF— NWS Weather Prediction Center (@NWSWPC) January 29, 2022
4:36 a.m. Saturday: A time-lapse of the start of the storm - from midnight to 4 a.m. in Dedham.
4:09 a.m. Saturday: The storm is here, and crews are out already. This was the scene on Route 1 in Norwood a short time ago.
4:00 a.m. Good morning! Crews in Boston are out starting the battle against this nor’easter.
With the #snow falling in the @CityOfBoston, we currently have 500 pieces of equipment treating and clearing #BostonStreets. Our crews and contractors will be working through the night/weekend, so help us out by staying off the roads. #BOSnow pic.twitter.com/lS2nYq7npg— Boston Public Works (@BostonPWD) January 29, 2022
10:35 p.m. Friday: MassDOT deploys nearly 700 pieces of equipment statewide for snow/ice: “pavement temps at or below freezing in almost all locations.”
MassDOT currently has 679 pieces of equipment deployed in snow & ice operations statewide. Pavement temps at or below freezing in almost all locations.— Mass. Transportation (@MassDOT) January 29, 2022
9:00 p.m. Friday: MassDOT warns residents to do their part to help keep roads safe: “clear all snow & ice off cars before driving”
Many will get significant snow fall during Saturday’s Nor’easter, please do your part to help keep roads safe: clear all snow & ice off your vehicles windows, hood, roof & trunk before driving. pic.twitter.com/ZvQbC5Kgkr— Mass. Transportation (@MassDOT) January 29, 2022
8:00 pm Friday: Gov. Baker urging people to “stay off the roads” ahead of Saturday’s nor’easter.
7:00 p.m. Friday: MassDOT announced travel will be very difficult in many places during the upcoming storm. “Please, stay home if you can.”
Travel will be very difficult in many places during the upcoming snow. Please, stay home if you can. If you must travel, be extra cautious, take it slow & plan for extra travel time. #MAsnow pic.twitter.com/TD7v0sxAyZ— Mass. Transportation (@MassDOT) January 29, 2022
5:45 p.m. Friday: MEMA will be activating the State’s Emergency Operations Center & our regional emergency operations centers ahead of Saturday’s storm.
MEMA will be activating the State’s Emergency Operations Center & our regional emergency operations centers Saturday and continuing for the duration of the storm to monitor the impacts of the storm, coordinate response efforts, and provide support to impacted communities. #MAsnow pic.twitter.com/zl8tCTRYIB— MEMA (@MassEMA) January 28, 2022
5:30 p.m. Friday: “Something I’ve never seen.” Kevin talks about the remarkable nature of this weekend’s nor’easter.
5:11p.m. Friday: MassDOT implements a travel ban for tractor-trailer trucks and special permit haulers on the state’s interstate highways. Governor Baker is urging all others to stay off the roads.
Due to the forecast, MassDOT is implementing a travel ban on the state’s interstate highways Saturday between 6am-midnight for tractor trailer trucks, tandems, and special permit haulers. pic.twitter.com/Pk4mLl7uRX— Mass. Transportation (@MassDOT) January 28, 2022
4:55 p.m. Friday: It may be a weekend, but there are some schools, colleges and churches cancelling classes, plans or services.
Click here for the UPDATED list.
4:51 p.m. Friday: It may be a weekend, but there are some schools, colleges and churches cancelling classes, plans or services.
4:20 p.m. Friday: MassDOT says “due to impending storm, all Amtrak Service between Boston & New York is cancelled on Saturday, 1/29.”
Due to impending storm, all @Amtrak Northeast Regional Service between Boston & New York, and all Springfield Shuttle service between New Haven, CT & Greenfield, MA, including the Valley Flyer, is cancelled on Saturday, 1/29. pic.twitter.com/pih20zI6yg— Mass. Transportation (@MassDOT) January 28, 2022
4:00 p.m. Friday: Vicki talks about snow impacts starting with 3 inches - a foot of snow.
3:41 p.m. Friday: Governor Baker is holding a 5 p.m. news conference to talk about the state’s plan to tackle this storm. Boston 25 will carry this live.
You can also watch on our LIVE stream:
3:05 p.m. Friday: Kevin just UPDATED the snow totals map for this nor’easter. Watch for his breakdown of this storm on Boston 25 starting at 5 p.m.
BLIZZARD WARNING for this nor'easter on the way, which has nothing to do with how much snow, but still talking about a lot. Here's our thinking now... pic.twitter.com/ZgAK8Ox1H5— Kevin Lemanowicz (@KevinBoston25) January 28, 2022
1:43 p.m. Friday: Fenway Vaccine Clinic CLOSED Saturday, Logan Airport issues weekend alert for travelers, Hy-Line ferry servuce to Nantucket cancelled Saturday.
The Red Sox and Cataldo Ambulance Service today announced that the Fenway Park vaccine and booster clinic will be closed this Saturday, January 29, due to the winter storm. Operating hours for Sunday’s clinic will be delayed with plans to open from noon to 6 p.m.
Guests with appointments scheduled for Saturday will be notified directly and are invited to come for their appointments on Sunday.
Due to the expected storm, Boston Logan and airports along the east coast may experience delays and cancellations in operations Sat, 1/29 and Sun, 1/30. Passengers are advised to check with their airline on the status of their flight. For more info visit: https://t.co/YzA8lUvRYm pic.twitter.com/n6bKVgrtT6— Boston Logan International Airport (@BostonLogan) January 28, 2022
#ALERT Nantucket ferry service is cancelled for Saturday, January 29 due to impending storm. Additionally, all offices will be closed. We will re-open and resume service when it is safe to do so. Stay safe! #Nantucket #CapeCod #Ferry #Weather #Blizzard— Hy-Line Cruises (@hylinecruises) January 28, 2022
1:27p.m. Friday: Robert Goulston checking in from Marshfield.
This is a section of Marshfield’s sea wall currently under construction. The town says the contractor had to add some reinforcement to deal with tomorrow’s storm. pic.twitter.com/tyAu19G6Ye— Robert Goulston (@rgoulston) January 28, 2022
12:50p.m. Friday: The Animal Rescue League of Boston is reminding pet owners to take cold weather precautions for their furry friends:
Here are some things to keep in mind not just for this storm, but for the remainder of the winter season:
1) Prepare your pet for the elements. If you have a longer coat dog, let it grow out for the winter; it will provide warmth and protection from the cold. For shorter coat dogs, sweaters, coats and booties can go a long way to protect your pooch.
2) Wipe off your dog’s paws and stomach. Sidewalks are treated with a number of chemicals. These chemicals can irritate your dog’s paws, and can be poisonous if ingested. When coming in from the cold, clean and dry your dog’s stomach to keep them healthy and warm!
3) Never leave your pet alone in a cold car. Many Massachusetts residents are aware that it’s illegal to keep an animal in a hot car, under the same law it’s ALSO illegal to keep your animal in a cold car (Ma. Ch. 140, Section 174F. (a) A person shall not confine an animal in a motor vehicle in a manner that could reasonably be expected to threaten the health of the animal due to exposure to extreme heat or cold). When going out, leave your animals at home.
12:47 p.m. Friday: City of Worcester: A declared winter parking ban will go into effect at 12 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29.
The city of Worcester says municipal parking garages will be free of charge to any vehicle that enters after 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 28 until the declared winter parking ban is lifted. Residents are urged to take advantage of this opportunity to move their cars from city streets, however standard rates will apply for any vehicle that enters a municipal garage before 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 28. Motorists are urged to stay off the roads during the storm unless travel is absolutely necessary so that crews can plow streets effectively. Towing and ticketing will be aggressively enforced to keep streets clear.
12:31p.m. Friday: Bluebikes system will be SHUT DOWN tonight at midnight.
🚨 SHUTDOWN ALERT: With heavy snow in the forecast, the Bluebikes system will be shut down tonight at midnight. We expect to re-open the system by Monday morning. We’ll share updates here.🚨— Bluebikes (@RideBluebikes) January 28, 2022
12:11 p.m. Friday: Worcester declares a parking ban. It goes into effect at midnight.
The City of Worcester is preparing for a significant winter storm. The @Worcester_PL and Oval Skating will be closed on Jan. 29. A declared winter parking ban goes into effect at 12am on Saturday, Jan. 29.— City of Worcester (@TweetWorcester) January 28, 2022
More Info ➡️ https://t.co/FDRKVyROMj pic.twitter.com/4TQz8pYkD7
11:17a.m. Friday: Boston Water and Sewer reminding everyone to clear snow away from hydrants and catch basins if able.
2/2 Click here to locate catch basins https://t.co/KRXM1GnOhG— BWSC (@BOSTON_WATER) January 28, 2022
10:44 a.m. Friday: Snow Emergency declared in Boston.
Mayor Michelle Wu on Friday declared a snow emergency in Boston ahead of the forecasted winter storm that is expected to begin early Saturday morning and continue into Sunday. **Residents are advised that a parking ban will take effect starting at 9:00 p.m. tonight.
10:41 a.m. Friday: Shiri Spear will be joining and answering everyone’s questions about Saturday’s nor’easter on Boston 25 News Facebook Live at 11:30 a.m.
WATCH LIVE: Join @ShiriSpear on #Boston25 Facebook Live today at 11:30 a.m. as she breaks down the latest on tomorrow's powerful nor'easter while answering all your questions, so make sure you get those ready!— Boston 25 News (@boston25) January 28, 2022
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9:56 a.m. Friday: Blizzard Warning has been expanded to most of eastern Massachusetts. Watch for LIVE updates on Boston 25
BLIZZARD WARNING expanded across eastern MA, starting at midnight. Near zero visibility is expected with a widespread 1-2 feet of snow, locally higher amounts too. @Boston25 #mawx #newengland pic.twitter.com/NfismxMc8B— Shiri Spear (@ShiriSpear) January 28, 2022
9:53 a.m. Friday: MBTA commuter rail schedules for tomorrow are being revised.
⚠️ Fitchburg Line Update: Effective on Sat 1/29 only, trains will make all stops between North Station & Wachusett. No bus shuttles run between Littleton & Wachusett. Normal weekend service resumes on Sunday 1/30.— MBTA Commuter Rail (@MBTA_CR) January 28, 2022
🗓️ Schedule available at https://t.co/WBqSkT4P8X or North Station
8:25 a.m. Friday: The calm before the storm on Plum Island. Mayor says the biggest area of concern for flooding is along 69th Street and 77th Street.
Calm and quiet on Newbury Beach. It’s a lot different than what’s expected tomorrow on Plum Island. The city is finalizing plans for the storm, now, according to mayor Sean Reardon. Biggest areas of concern for flooding 69th-77th street. @boston25 #winterstorm pic.twitter.com/lQWJXpdWe4— Evan White (@EvanWhiteIII) January 28, 2022
8:14 a.m. Friday: Parking bans are being posted. Be sure you check with your local city or town.
🚨 Winter parking ban in effect at midnight tonight until further notice 🚨 pic.twitter.com/vDRYecslBn— Peabody Police (@PeabodyPolice) January 28, 2022
7:26 a.m. Friday: Gusts up to 50-70 mph are expected along the coast Saturday.
Gusts 50-70 mph are expected at the coast, driving whiteout conditions, possible wind damage and power outages. #boston #mawx #newengland pic.twitter.com/p7Ll8XbF1f— Shiri Spear (@ShiriSpear) January 28, 2022
7:13 a.m. Friday: The manager of Eastern Salt, Cornelius Martin, talks about preparing for Saturday’s storm by stocking up on a massive salt pile in Chelsea.
You know who’s excited for a major snowstorm? The manager of a massive salt pile. @boston25 pic.twitter.com/yWkg3UuYxI— Kelly Sullivan (@ksullivannews) January 28, 2022
6:58 a.m. Friday: Patchy coating in a few spots Friday ahead of Saturday’s major storm.
We'll see a patchy coating in a few spots today, but all eyes are on Saturday's blizzard. Turn on @boston25 for the local forecast until 11 AM. pic.twitter.com/BwidKBEUaN— Shiri Spear (@ShiriSpear) January 28, 2022
5:10 a.m. Friday: Trucks are loading up with salt in Chelsea as they prepare for Saturday’s major storm.
The salt pile in Chelsea is busy this morning with trucks loading up, getting to treat the roads. @boston25 pic.twitter.com/ZVRYWeChtf— Kelly Sullivan (@ksullivannews) January 28, 2022
5:01 a.m. Friday: Blizzard Warnings have been issued for the coast of Massachusetts for Saturday.
Blizzard Warnings have been issued for the coast of MA for Saturday. DO NOT PLAN TO TRAVEL. @boston25 #mawx pic.twitter.com/fx6rE1Vt32— Shiri Spear (@ShiriSpear) January 28, 2022
4:43 a.m. Friday: An updated weather map that shows the extent of snowfall for Saturday. One to two feet are expected to accumulate during Saturday’s major nor’easter.
It's still tough to nail down the inland extent of those bands, so some tweaking is still likely. At the end of the day, everyone will see A TON of snow. 1-2 feet in much of central-eastern MA, if not more! @boston25 pic.twitter.com/NFTpLDfFno— Shiri Spear (@ShiriSpear) January 28, 2022
4:35 a.m. Friday: A calm commute Friday morning before Saturday’s potentially record-breaking storm.
The calm before the storm. Whether you’re heading to work or getting your errands done, I have you covered on the roads! Get my live traffic updates every ten minutes on @boston25 pic.twitter.com/YXMGo8gr0g— Catherine Parrotta (@CatherineNews) January 28, 2022
10:20 p.m. Thursday: Adjusted higher snow bands further to the north and west for Saturday’s nor’easter.
UPDATED SNOW MAP... EXPANDING HEAVY SNOW BANDS WEST BASED ON LATEST DATA... MORE @BOSTON25 THROUGH 11:30 P.M. pic.twitter.com/T3pksDd0Fd— Kevin Lemanowicz (@KevinBoston25) January 28, 2022
6:41 p.m. Thursday: Eversource releases a timeline on how it plans to prepare before and during Saturday’s snowstorm.
We're ready for whatever this weekend's winter storm brings, with hundreds of out-of-state crews arriving to the commonwealth to work alongside our Eversource team. Here are some tips to help you prepare, too: https://t.co/OEW35FFtb6 pic.twitter.com/GxMHHNli7B— Eversource MA (@EversourceMA) January 27, 2022
6:06 a.m. Thursday: Cambridge releases how the city plans to prepare for Saturday’s snowstorm and when to expect the snow emergency parking ban announcement.
The City of Cambridge is preparing for the forecast snow event for this weekend. Up to date information will be available on the #CambMASNOW Center. The final determination of a potential Snow Emergency Parking Ban will be announced Friday by noon- https://t.co/GybvJ5PTQG #CambMA pic.twitter.com/VMoUNVWPg1— City of Cambridge (@CambMA) January 27, 2022
5:30 p.m. Thursday: A walk-through of the different meanings of storm terms such as ‘Nor’easter,’ ‘Bombogenesis,’ and ‘Blizzard.’
4:55 a.m. Thursday: The National Weather Service - Boston and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency alert to damaging winds expected Friday until Sunday throughout eastern Massachusetts and the coast.
Damaging winds gusts over 60 mph may cause power outages - strongest gusts eastern MA & Cape/Islands.— MEMA (@MassEMA) January 27, 2022
Check generators⚡, keep electronics 📱 charged, locate flashlights 🔦, radio & extra batteries 🔋
Power Outages Prep & Safety Tips: https://t.co/7pa5JjuY6b https://t.co/eMwMJsNyjg
4:25 p.m. Thursday: Eversource is gearing up for the weekend nor’easter with having extra hands on deck.
Trucks are fully stocked, gassed up, and ready to go for hundreds of mutual aid lineworkers from Michigan and Florida. They flew in this morning to help repair any damage Saturday’s nor’easter may bring. pic.twitter.com/wVIBGjACuL— Eversource MA (@EversourceMA) January 27, 2022
3:33 p.m. Thursday: A higher snow band in southeast MA for the weekend nor’easter.
We have taken our snow map from Wednesday afternoon and added a higher band in southeast MA. @VickiGrafWX and I are looking at the best 700mb frontogenesis (for our fellow weather geeks) to try to find where that likely will be, but as always stay with us. See you at 5 @Boston25 pic.twitter.com/gB7oHaFdC8— Kevin Lemanowicz (@KevinBoston25) January 27, 2022
2:43 p.m. Thursday: Some storm timing and advice ahead of Saturday’s major snowstorm.
Snow will arrive overnight Friday into early Saturday. Conditions on the roads will get worse as the day goes on. Stay off the roads if you can Saturday! pic.twitter.com/I7Ulnceuto— Vicki Graf (@VickiGrafWX) January 27, 2022
2:35 p.m. Thursday: Work crews in Scituate were making sandbags Thursday for distribution to residents Friday ahead of the storm. They expect to have about 200 bags ready to hand out.
1:50 p.m. Thursday: Worcester releases a list of important contacts for residents.
Here is a contact list you should save in case you need it over the weekend due to the winter storm. #worcester pic.twitter.com/5G965sqhTP— City of Worcester (@TweetWorcester) January 27, 2022
1:47 p.m. Thursday: MEMA “situational report” ahead of the storm.
❄️ January 27|10:30 AM UPDATE— Barnstable County REPC (@bcrepc) January 27, 2022
WINTER STORM WATCH has been issued for Barnstable + Dukes Counties in anticipation of intense storm expected to bring heavy snow, wind, and minor coastal flooding to our region this weekend.
👉Read MEMA Situational Report #1 https://t.co/PfYUvlSSBx pic.twitter.com/qySba7mb9J
9:33 a.m. Thursday: Storm side note: At least we don’t have to worry about this over the weekend
8:45 a.m. Thursday: Update on potential wind gusts on Saturday via Shiri Spear
Strongest wind = best chance for power outages. Turn on @boston25 for the local forecast until 11 AM! pic.twitter.com/k2TsL5XxNG— Shiri Spear (@ShiriSpear) January 27, 2022
6:25 a.m. Thursday: Shiri has the latest expected track, timing, and tending snow totals on Boston 25 Morning News
5:50 p.m. Wednesday: MEMA reminding everyone to stay safe during this weekend’s storm and offering some safety tips.
Upcoming winter storm late Friday into Saturday is expected to bring heavy snowfall, hazardous road conditions, strong wind gusts/power outages, minor to moderate coastal flooding, and dangerous marine conditions.— MEMA (@MassEMA) January 26, 2022
Preparedness & safety tips: https://t.co/zRgcKlMOg4#MAsnow https://t.co/5lzKi0o9P1
5:15 p.m. Wednesday: Coastal flooding is something to be on alert for during this weekend’s storm.
4:15 p.m. Wednesday: Heads up if you were thinking about using the Steamship Authority ferries this weekend.
A winter storm with high winds is forecast for Saturday, and service may be canceled for most or all of the day on both routes. Please watch the forecast if you are traveling and check https://t.co/vAqSX0fZL0 for more details. pic.twitter.com/13okZKxXjZ— Steamship Authority (@SteamshipMA) January 26, 2022
3:09 p.m. Wednesday: Winter Storm Watch has been issued.
WINTER STORM WATCH has been issued for parts of our area (mainly closer to the coast/southeastern MA) Friday night into Saturday night. Significant snow is in the forecast for our area. Now is the time to start preparing ahead of the storm! pic.twitter.com/YiS2JZOcai— Vicki Graf (@VickiGrafWX) January 26, 2022
12:44 p.m. Wednesday: Crews on Cape Cod working to replenish a shoreline and protect a dune as the threat of storm looms
This is the scene in Mashpee on Wednesday. Crews are working at South Cape Beach to add additional sand as nourishment along the dune. The town says this nourishment is necessary to protect the dune and parking lot from potential damage from winter storms. Because this area has already suffered erosion in previous storms, the town is moving ahead with the work with a storm on the horizon because they are worried the town may lose a portion of the parking lot and then never be able to replace it.
Why haven't we published a snow map? A small difference in the storm track means a big difference in where the heavy snow falls. Here are two of my forecast models with very different heavy snow placements. @boston25 pic.twitter.com/zX1Nj1hNuA— Shiri Spear (@ShiriSpear) January 26, 2022
All eyes are on the weekend nor'easter that will bring major impacts across New England. We are looking at heavy snow (1-2 FEET), wind and coastal concerns. Make sure you are staying informed and prepared ahead of this storm. pic.twitter.com/4IXkPKFtSh— Vicki Graf (@VickiGrafWX) January 26, 2022
Utilize MEMA’s real-time power outage viewer to stay informed about current power outages in your community and region, and across the state, including information from utility companies about restoration times.
Utilize MEMA’s live weather radar and forecasting tools.
With a winter storm forecast this weekend, check that the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in your home have fresh batteries (if needed), are not expired, and test them to ensure they are working.— MEMA (@MassEMA) January 26, 2022
More info from @MassDFS:https://t.co/ZkogSA6UhZ #MAsnow pic.twitter.com/T9ij0HRgUy
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Winter storms (such as the upcoming Nor'easter) can create numerous forecasting challenges. With that in mind, these 5 tips are VERY important reminders.⤵️ pic.twitter.com/GfiAdDM9J8— NWS Weather Prediction Center (@NWSWPC) January 26, 2022
Winter driving tips from MassDOT:
- Clear snow and ice from all windows and lights, even the hood and roof, before driving, (start with the tailpipe).
- Leave plenty of room for stopping
- Remember that the posted speed limits are for dry pavement.
- Use brakes carefully. Brake early. Brake correctly. It takes more time and distance to stop in adverse conditions.
- Bridge decks freeze first. Due to the difference in the exposure to air, the surface condition can be worse on a bridge than on the approach road.
- Exit ramps are an even greater challenge during the winter since they may have received less anti-icing material than the mainline.
- Leave room for maintenance vehicles and plows – stay back at least 200 feet and don’t pass on the right.
- Seat belts should be worn at all times – it’s the law.
- Most importantly please remember to slow down.
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