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Share Your Snow Photos from Thursday Night’s Storm

Surprise! You went to bed Thursday night with a light dusting, and when you woke up, there’s several inches of snow standing between you and your commute.  Show us what it looks like on your street. Please take your camera or cellphone, stick it out a window or doorway and take a photo or a video. Then upload it to this article. You can sign in with your Patch or your Facebook account. It’s easy, just click the “upload” button above and follow the directions. Be sure to include a caption for your photo that lets others know where the photo was taken. The more specific you are the better, but simply mentioning the street is fine too. Let’s have some fun with this and see what we can create together. Stay warm. SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 8, 2013 at 2:53 pm

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Will the South End Get Snow From this Storm?

Boston’s in for some wet weather Wednesday through Friday. This is a slow moving storm, which means a the light precipitation you see will eventually add up. For Boston, however, the local weather teams aren’t predicting very much snow. Instead, expect a lot of rain and maybe some heavy slushy snow in spots. While areas inland may get a half a foot of snow, Boston’s bigger concern is the three high tides during this storm. Flooding may become an issue along the immediate coast. Here are the latest forecasts from the local television news weather teams. All totals were updated Wednesday morning. WHDH (7 News): All rain WLVI (NewsCenter 5): 1-2 inches along the coast, six inches or more inland WBZ (CBS Local): 2-4 inches WFXT (MyFox Boston): 1-3 inches NECN: 1-3 inches South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 6, 2013 at 5:46 pm

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VIDEO: Go Inside a Boston Snow Plow During a Storm

With another possible storm headed our way this weekend, Boston’s public works employees could have some long hours ahead.  Ever wonder what a storm looks like from their point of view? Curl up with a cup of hot chocolate and take a look.  SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 23, 2013 at 1:05 pm

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South End Storm Center: Blizzard Warning until 1 p.m. Saturday

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 9, 2013 at 11:18 am

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City Taking Precautions to Deal with Serious Winter Storm

With a borderline “historic” blizzard approaching the city, Boston officials have already begun to make arrangements for snow removal, power outages and emergecy rescue.  With the latest forecasts predicting 1-2 feet of snow to fall in Boston from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning, city departments are already preparing. More than 600 pieces of equipment and snowplows will be active on city streets by early Friday morning, according to the mayor’s office.  The Office of Emergency Management is coordinating with city agencies, NSTAR, and the Weather Service, Boston Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services have arranged for additional staffing, and police will be stationed at major intersections around the city. The Inspectional Services Department will double its shifts of inspectors working this weekend to deal with anticipated power and heat outages. “This is a very serious storm that is developing,” Mayor Menino said. “Safety is our number one priority, and my Snow Team will continue to monitor the situation so that Boston is ready for whatever comes our way.” The city is asking commuters to pay close attention to snow-related announcements in the next 24 hours in the event that the city urges them not drive their vehicles into the city on Friday. If the weather projections hold, the priority will be on giving Public Works crews room to work to plow the snow, the city said in a statement. The Boston Fire Department is also urging residents to be careful if space heaters are used during the cold weather. The city has experienced several recent fires due to improperly used or malfunctioning space heaters. The Mayor’s 24-Hour Hotline will plan to have additional staff on-hand during the storm, and residents with weather-related questions or concerns, including down power lines, down trees or icy conditions, should call 617-635-4500. More Snow Coverage: South End Storm Center How Boston Cleans Up a Snowstorm – And What You Can Do MBTA: How to Know What’s Running During a Snowstorm NSTAR Offers Tips to on How to Prepare for Snowstorm Weekend Storm Alert Upgraded to Blizzard Watch Storm Could Drop up to 18 Inches on Boston Boston Snow Emergency Parking in the South End Boston Remembers the Blizzard of 1978 SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 8, 2013 at 4:59 am

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South End Storm Center: MBTA to Shut Down at 3:30 p.m. Friday

The current storm, Feb. 7-9: The National Weather Service predicts between one and two feet of snow for Boston, with a strong chance of coastal flooding.  National Weather Service forecast Current NWS Storm warnings and advisories: Blizzard Watch Snow Emergency? A snow emergency will go into effect at 12 p.m. on Friday. South End snow emergency parking restrictions: Alternate garages open beginning 10 a.m. Friday.  The official city of Boston snow information page MBTA Service Suspended Friday Afternoon As of Thursday evening, the MBTA has decided to suspend all modes of service effective at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8. Regular MBTA service will operate with significant delays from the start of service Friday until 3:30 p.m., according to the transit website. See more information here. Delays, Cancellations and Closings: Schools: All Boston Public Schools are CLOSED on Friday Municipal buildings: Open to essential employees only.  State offices: Open Courthouses: Closed Friday at 3 p.m. Other delays reported to WHDH MBTA travel advisories  South End Patch News Coverage MBTA Service Suspended on Friday Afternoon Blizzard Warning Issued for Boston How Boston Cleans Up After a Snowstorm — And What You Can Do NSTAR Offers Tips to Prepare for Snowstorm MBTA Winter Weather Info City Taking Precautions to Deal with Serious Winter Storm Weekend Storm Alert Upgraded to Blizzard Watch SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates Scroll down for important phone numbers, websites and more. Stay with South End Patch as we keep you updated throughout the storm. Important numbers listed by the city: Emergencies (Police, Fire, EMS): 911 Mayor’s Hotline (24-Hrs): 617-635-4500 ABCD Fuel Assistance: 617-357-6012 Boston Water & Sewer: 617-989-7000 Consumer Complaints: 617-635-3834 DCR Storm Desk: 617-727-1680 Elderly Commission: 617-635-4366 Inspectional Services: 617-635-1010  MBTA: 617-222-3200 MassDOT:  857-368-6111 National Grid Gas: 800-322-3223 NSTAR Electric & Gas: 800-592-2000 Tow Lot: 617-635-3900 Verizon: 800-837-4966 Resident can also receive snow updates using the City’s Alert Boston system. List of city-authorized cab companies: Top Cab: 617-266-4800 Boston Cab: 617-536-3200 I.T.O.A. Cab: 617-825-4000 City Cab: 617-536-5100 Metro Cab: 617-782-5500 Tunnel Taxi: 617-567-2700 617TaxiCab: 617-829-4222    Was your car towed? Sign up for tow alerts Locate a towed car List of Boston towing contractors Snow removal during and after the storm Track city and contractor plows during the storm Boston snow removal rules and fines Adopt a hydrant to clear of snow South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 8, 2013 at 3:32 am

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Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe During the Storm

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 7, 2013 at 9:32 pm

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Weekend Storm Alert Upgraded to Blizzard Watch

The National Weather Service’s winter storm alert issued earlier today has been replaced with a “Blizzard Watch,” in effect starting Friday morning. “A potential historic winter storm and blizzard is expected to drop one to two feet of snow across much of the region Friday into Saturday,” the National Weather Service alert states. The watch affects much of eastern Massachusetts, including the Boston area, as well as northern and central Rhode Island, and runs Friday morning into Saturday afternoon. Temperatures will be in the mid 20s. The National Weather Service is forecasting “heavy snow with the potential for blizzard conditions and accumulations of 12 to 24 inches.” Light snow is expected to develop by Friday morning, increasing in intensity during the afternoon. The heaviest snowfall will occur Friday night into Saturday morning, when snowfall rates that could reach 2-3 inches per hour. “Heavy snow and strong winds will bring the potential for blizzard conditions,” the National Weather Service reports. “Travel may become nearly impossible with blowing and drifting snow.” Winds are expected to be at 25-35 miles per hour, with gusts up to 55 mph, resulting in visibility of one quarter mile or less at times.  “White out conditions will be possible, making travel very dangerous,” according to the weather alert. “Be prepared to alter any travel plans.” SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 6, 2013 at 11:07 pm

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Storm Could Drop up to 18 Inches of Snow in Boston

A major winter storm will move into the Boston area on Friday into Saturday, potenially dumping one to two feet of snow on Boston this weekend. A weather service snowfall total forecast map released late this morning shows 14 to 18 inches falling in the Boston area. “A major winter storm will bring the potential for a foot or more of snow across much of the region Friday into early Saturday,” said the winter storm warning from the National Weather Service.  Light snow will develop on Friday morning, and snowfall will increase to become heavy on Friday afternoon then taper off on Saturday. “Deep snow accumulations are likely on untreated roads,” according to the NWS. “In addition, strong winds may develop to create near blizzard conditions across Eastern Massachusetts Friday night into early Saturday.” Snowfall rates could be 2-3 inches per hour, and wind gusts could reach up to 50mph, the advisory reads.   A weather service snowfall total forecast map released late this morning shows 14 to 18 inches falling in the Boston area. SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 6, 2013 at 6:15 pm

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