Boston blizzard update: 25k without power in Mass. - Metro US

Boston blizzard update: 25k without power in Mass.


A total of 11.8 inches of snow had fallen on Boston as of Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

There were no reports of any deaths or major emergencies in Boston over night. Utilities in the state are reporting more than 25,000 Massachusetts customers have been left without power.

According to the latest NSTAR estimates, 12,572 of its customers are without power thanks to the storm. That’s a little more than 1 percent of the 1.1 million customers the utility has in the state.
Most of those power outages occurred along the coast – on the South Shore, South Coast and Cape Cod.
National Grid, meanwhile, is reporting 60-plus outages throughout Massachusetts. Those outages have left 13,318 customers without power, according to the utility’s latest numbers.

I-93 Exit 14 to Morissey Blvd. is closed due to flooding, according to MassDOT.

A statewide travel ban remains in effect. The MBTA remains temporarily shut down. Boston schools remain closed.

As of 7 a.m., MassDOT totaled 3,587 plows on the road across the Bay State.

The Scituate town administrator told WBZ Boston that a wave crashed through a resident’s front door. Snow fall in that town had topped 20 inches by Tuesday morning.

In less destructive news, a person dressed as a mythical creature – a yeti – has been spotted roaming the streets of Boston overnight.

The costumed person was snapped walking through a snowy Boston street. The photo was shared on social media, and was quickly noticed by media outlets, including Good Morning America.

Someone has been tweeting as the yeti under the handle @BostonYeti2015.

Residents can report down power lines on Twitter, by tweeting @citizensconnect.

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