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Boston blizzard dumps over a foot of snow

Boston Public Schools, others cancel classes Friday.

The storm got off to a slow start on Thursday, but by the end of the day, more than a foot of snow blanketed the city.

Boston's public transit weathered its first major storm since it was crippled bythe historic snowstorms of 2015. There were no major service interruptions, though there were some delays, especially along commuter rail lines.

Passenger Megan Kealy said she didn't have any issues on her commute from MGH to Davis square.

"It was a little quieter than usual," she said.


Buses and trains had fewer passengers Thursday as many employers and all Boston Public Schools were closed during the snow emergency.

Boston worked through out the day to keep streets clear, combating snow that was falling at about two inches per hour. Mayor Marty Walsh said the city deployed more than 600 pieces of snow fighting equipment in an effort to keep streets and sidewalks clear.

Walsh asked residents to keep fire hydrants, handicap parking spaces and sidewalks clear.

"Make sure you clear sidewalks at least 48 inches across," Wash said, so that it will be accessible for all individuals.

Cities from Philadelphia to Maine were impacted by the weather.

As snow continued into the evening, Boston Public Schools and other districts around the region had canceled for Friday.

 

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