A winter storm is expected to dump at least 12 inches of snow on the Boston area on January 4. It will also pack some powerful winds, and temperatures in its wake will plunge to the single digits or below.
What’s that mean from a practical, go-about-your-day standpoint? That certain activities are majorly curtailed, if not cutoff.
Below is a running tally from the Curbed Boston Winter Weather Headquarters. Get at us if we’re missing an update you’d like to see included.
Last updated 4:36 p.m.
- Hubway, the region’s bike-sharing system, is effectively closed right now:
Due to a forecast of extremely inclement weather, Hubway will temporarily close at 6 AM on January 4th, in consideration of the safety of our riders and staff. Following the storm, Hubway field staff will be working to clear stations, after which stations in Cambridge, Brookline, Boston, and Somerville will reopen.
- Schools throughout the region, including in Boston, Somerville, and Cambridge, are also closed for the day.
- Public libraries, too, including in Boston and Cambridge, are closed.
- The state has a whole checklist of things to do before, during, and after the storm—and what not to do. A tip sheet for dealing with power outages is below.
- Speaking of what to do, here’s a handy guide to whether or not you are responsible for shoveling the sidewalk in front of your residential or commercial property.
- Our fraternal site Eater Boston is keeping a running tally of dining options during the storm, including those that will deliver.
- A parking ban is in effect in Cambridge.
- This from Boston:
- Not surprisingly, there are myriad public transportation changes today, including suspension of MBTA ferry service and a reduction in commuter rail service.
- Logan Airport is cancelling dozens of departures as visibility diminishes.
- Boston Public Schools are canceled for January 5 (Friday), too.