Buried in snow, Massachusetts residents, businesses and the government itself are struggling to regain their form and will attempt to make progress today, when most K-12 students are due back in classrooms and the MBTA hopes to make some noticeable gains in its recently dismal service levels.
The Massachusetts Legislature pauses from its slow, snow-clogged start to the 2015 session for school vacation week, a span where activity on Beacon Hill has historically decreased.
The state is also purchasing two snow meters that Baker says can process about 120 tons of snow per hour.
With the third major snow storm in two weeks forcing numerous school cancellations, education officials have to decide how those “snow days” will be made
Much of New England is digging out from a third major winter storm in two weeks, and more snow is likely on the way.
Updated at 9:45 a.m. on Monday, February 9th, 2015. The week has begun with yet another major winter storm hitting much of New England. A winter storm warning is in effect for nearly all of Massachusetts and northern Connecticut through 1 a.m. Tuesday.
Updated at 11:28 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.
The storm slams central and eastern Mass., while leaving few scars on the western part of the state.
Both states’ snow removal costs went beyond their budgets, though more so in Massachusetts than Connecticut.
More snow is on the way to New England.
You’ve no doubt seen the snow piling up outside and expect a lot more of it to come in the next 24 hours. Everyone is following the weather, and maybe especially Dave Hayes in Deerfield, Massachusetts, known on Facebook as The Weather Nut.
Snow flurries showed up in the forecast this week.
The region was caught by surprise by the late october snowstorm, but now with snow expected at its more usual time of year, police are warning drivers to take it slow on the roads and health professionals are saying the same about… shoveling your walk.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno has given special instructions to residents wondering what part of their home's electric infrastructure is their responsibility, and what's their utility company's.
Western Massachusetts Electric Company hopes to have all power restored in Springfield by Saturday evening. Mayor Sarno says WMECO will only restore power to homes and buildings, and that it is not responsible for other repairs.
Most of Springfield, Massachusetts remains without power, and residents are still filling the city's warming shelter, especially in the evening. Work crews and health officials are taking to the streets to inspect everything from restaurants to tree limbs.
The weather may be sunny but many buildings and homes are still cold in Springfield, where about half of all residents and businesses are still without power. Western Massachusetts Electric Company says it doesn't expect to have power restored until Saturday at noon.
The city of Springfield is still scrambling to get back to normalcy after the weekend snowstorm, with tree crews and health workers out in full force. Recovery cost estimates from City Hall have reached $3 million.