By WGBH News
BOSTON — A winter storm that dumped heavy snow across the region overnight left travel delays, scattered power outages and school closings and delays Thursday morning.
|Residents of Kinnaird St. in Cambridge shoveled out cars, driveways and sidewalks Thursday morning. (Jess Bidgood/WGBH)|
As of 9:00 a.m., the number of power outages was down to 1,440 total, mostly in Plymouth County.
Many MBTA busses are running on snow routes for the Thursday morning commute, and the T's D-line is bussing passengers from Reservoir to Kenmore due to a weather-related track problem.
As of 8:30 a.m., the Massachusetts Department of Transportation reported over 3,900 pieces of equipment were out clearing the roads.
Overall, the storm left up to a foot in some parts of the state, adding to the growing piles of snow along roadsides and driveways. Cambridge city manager Richard Heal said city's have to take care that, in clearing roads, they don't further clutter sidewalks.
"We do have a pedestrian operation that begins concurrently with the street plowing operation…we pay attention to all the city owned sidewalk and to all the pedestrian ramps," Heal said. "It’s inevitable that a plow might come by and plow in a pedestrian ramp, but it will be shoveled out."
Tell us: Is the snow disrupting your day? Your month? How are you dealing with it?