Temperatures dipped dangerously low Thursday – and though expected to pick up this weekend, there is no end in sight for the painful chill that has struck the region.
The Boston Public Schools cancelled classes Thursday after Mayor Marty Walsh said the sub-zero windchill made it too dangerous for school kids to wait for their buses.
Thursday afternoon no announcement had been made on whether schools would reopen Friday, which may bring morning snow showers, gusty winds and a high near 29, according to The National Weather Service. Temperatures will hover in the mid 20s through Monday before rising into the mid 30s early next week.
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During this cold snap, city officials have are urging residents to look out for one another.
“I'm personally asking each and every single Boston resident to look after their neighbor, be it someone you see outdoors or someone living next door,” Walsh said in a recent winter safety warning.
There were no reports of hypothermia or other weather-related emergencies by late Thursday.
The MBTA experienced reported only minor to moderate delays on the subways and bus lines Thursday.
“Considering the extraordinarily adverse conditions, the transit system performed quite well this morning, said MBTA Spokesman Joe Pesaturo.
The transit agency had warned passengers of the anticipated delays, which were due to the cold’s impact on tracks, switches and engines.