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.
7:45 p.m. Sunday: Worcester lifts parking ban.
4:30 p.m. Sunday: Updated Restoration times by town as Eversource crews work endlessly to restore power.
2:40 p.m. Sunday: Mayor WU updates the cities response to the Blizzard.
10:21 a.m. Sunday: MEMA has some safety tips as you clean up from the blizzard.
10:07 a.m. Sunday: Victory lap for the Town of Stoughton, who got 30.9″ of snow this weekend!
9:31 a.m. Sunday: Meteorologist Shiri Spear released updated snowfall totals Sunday morning.
9:25 a.m. Sunday: Lt. Governor Karyn Polito gave an update on the winter storm cleanup effort.
9:10 a.m. Sunday: Meteorologist Jason Brewer reports a record-typing one-day snowfall for Boston.
9:01 a.m. Sunday: Meteorologist Shiri Spear looks ahead to when snow is expected to start melting this week.
8:55 a.m. Sunday: Malden Police & Fire offer guidelines on how to stay safe when using portable space heaters.
8:46 a.m. Sunday: Hopkinton Department of Public Works out for storm cleanup.
8:28 a.m. Sunday: Boston 25 News Meteorologist Shiri Spear confirms yesterday’s storm as a blizzard.
7:42 a.m. Eversource crews making good progress to restore power to affected areas.
7:13 a.m. Sunday: Nashua Fire asking public’s help in clearing snow off of hydrants.
6:27a.m. Sunday: MassDOT working hard to get the roadways cleared!
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.
10:45 p.m. Saturday Update: Blizzard warnings have been dropped for our area. Winter storm warning continues across parts of Central Mass.
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.
Our LIVE blizzard coverage continues tonight at 10 p.m.
7:45 p.m. Saturday: The top 5 ONE DAY snow totals for Boston.
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.
5:15 p.m. Saturday: LIVE: Gov. Charlie Baker gives updates on the state’s response to the winter storm.
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.
3:10 p.m. Saturday: Updated Map on snowfall totals across the state.
2:45 p.m. Saturday: Update on snow conditions in Walpole from Litsa Pappas.
2:30 p.m. Saturday: MEMA: Power Outage Safety Tips.
2:15 p.m. Saturday: Eversource crews have restored so far 142,000 customers impacted by the nor’easter
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.
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.
12:47 p.m. Saturday: Shri has some thoughts on that free snow shoveling class mentioned in another post below.
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.
12:03 p.m. Saturday: Snowfall now coming in at 2″ per hour in some cities and towns.
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.
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
Nantucket - Washington Street
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.
6:12 a.m. Saturday: Gene and Lilly are live now with continuous storm coverage on Boston 25.
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.
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.
5:00 a.m. - Early snow reports via Shiri Spear. Boston 25 LIVE TEAM STORM COVERAGE is on air and streaming NOW.
4:55 am. Saturday: Kelly Sullivan is in Foxboro - where a parking ban is in effect until 9 am SUNDAY.
4:53 a.m. Saturday: Some expected snow and wind gusts today.
4:47 a.m. Saturday: Julianne Lima will be live in windy Plymouth this morning. SOUND UP!
4:38 a.m. Saturday: The National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center - checking in. Bomb cyclone is “well underway.”
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.
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.”
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”
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.”
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.
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.
4:55 p.m. Friday: It may be a weekend, but there are some schools, colleges and churches cancelling classes, plans or services.
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.”
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.
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.
1:27p.m. Friday: Robert Goulston checking in from Marshfield.
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.
12:11 p.m. Friday: Worcester declares a parking ban. It goes into effect at midnight.
11:17a.m. Friday: Boston Water and Sewer reminding everyone to clear snow away from hydrants and catch basins if able.
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.
9:56 a.m. Friday: Blizzard Warning has been expanded to most of eastern Massachusetts. Watch for LIVE updates on Boston 25
9:53 a.m. Friday: MBTA commuter rail schedules for tomorrow are being revised.
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.
8:14 a.m. Friday: Parking bans are being posted. Be sure you check with your local city or town.
7:26 a.m. Friday: Gusts up to 50-70 mph are expected along the coast Saturday.
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.
6:58 a.m. Friday: Patchy coating in a few spots Friday ahead of Saturday’s major storm.
5:10 a.m. Friday: Trucks are loading up with salt in Chelsea as they prepare for Saturday’s major storm.
5:01 a.m. Friday: Blizzard Warnings have been issued for the coast of Massachusetts for Saturday.
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.
4:35 a.m. Friday: A calm commute Friday morning before Saturday’s potentially record-breaking storm.
10:20 p.m. Thursday: Adjusted higher snow bands further to the north and west for Saturday’s nor’easter.
6:41 p.m. Thursday: Eversource releases a timeline on how it plans to prepare before and during Saturday’s snowstorm.
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.
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.
4:25 p.m. Thursday: Eversource is gearing up for the weekend nor’easter with having extra hands on deck.
3:33 p.m. Thursday: A higher snow band in southeast MA for the weekend nor’easter.
2:43 p.m. Thursday: Some storm timing and advice ahead of Saturday’s major snowstorm.
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.
1:47 p.m. Thursday: MEMA “situational report” ahead of the storm.
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
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.
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.
3:09 p.m. Wednesday: Winter Storm Watch has been issued.
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.
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.
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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