What you need to know about Thursday's commute in Boston - Metro US

What you need to know about Thursday’s commute in Boston

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It’s a good idea to grab your umbrella and zip up your coat before heading out of the office today, with both wind and rain likely during the Thursday evening commute.

Temperatures will hover around the low to mid-40s throughout the evening, accompanied by moderate to heavy rains, according to a National Weather Service advisory.

But so far the rain isn’t slowing down drivers or T riders too much.

As of 4 p.m. all systems were go on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s six T lines, according to online service alerts. Minor delays were reported on the Red Line due to ongoing signal problems in Alewife, but so far nothing as severe as hours-long delays from Wednesday.

For bus riders, countdowns have been activated at several MBTA stations including Harvard and Lechmere in Cambridge, providing riders with at least a semblance of control.

The Fitchburg commuter rail trains are however running anywhere from 10 to 35 minutes behind schedule due to slippery rails.

As a reminder to Providence/Stoughton Line riders, E-ZPass transponders will not give access to the Route 128 parking Garage on Friday. All vehicles must take a ticket upon entry while the systems are being upgraded.

On Route 93, Route 95 and on the Massachusetts Turnpike, typical rush-hour congestion.

Traffic has slowed to 30 miles per hour or less on Route 93 South between the Somerville exits down through and Exit 16 in Dorchester. Traffic south to the Route 95 split, traffic heading north on Route 93 out of Boston and cars headed west on the Mass Pike, are traveling at speeds of about 30 to 40 miles per hour, according to the state Department of Transportation’s real time traffic data.

No collisions or traffic incidents have been reported.

Check back with Metro for updates as the commute unfolds.

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