Epic Blizzard of 2013 Discussion

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Epic Blizzard of 2013 Discussion

Postby sery2831 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:42 pm

This is the place to discuss the storm.

Currently the T is in talks of the service plans for the storm. Stay tuned!
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Re: Epic Blizzard of 2013 Discussion

Postby MBTA1016 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:26 pm

I heard from NECN is that the T will be running trains 24hrs a day and will activate heaters along the tracks.
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Re: Epic Blizzard of 2013 Discussion

Postby Dick H » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:45 pm

A bit off topic, but only Downeasters #680, #681, #682 and #683 will operate Friday,
with #683 departing Boston at 1:00PM.
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Re: Epic Blizzard of 2013 Discussion

Postby octr202 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:02 pm

MBCR says normal service as long as conditions permit on Friday.

Most likely, the people who do go to work tomorrow will leave early. The reduced schedule is a bit "lean" on some lines in the middle of the day - could make for a mess if that were activated just as folks try to go home. But hopefully most people who don't have to won't commute tomorrow.
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Re: Epic Blizzard of 2013 Discussion

Postby saulblum » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:36 pm

Service shutting down at 3:30 tomorrow.
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Re: Epic Blizzard of 2013 Discussion

Postby Teamdriver » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:40 pm

Devalue just cut into 530 pm news and announced T will cease operating at 330 pm friday....

Also , Herald news banner :
http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/lo ... _afternoon
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Re: Epic Blizzard of 2013 Discussion

Postby danib62 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:56 pm

They are going to regret this decision. It's going to be even harder to restart service now.
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Re: Epic Blizzard of 2013 Discussion

Postby AEM7AC920 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:06 pm

Revenue service is cut however crews will still be on hand to keep the tracks clear. The track gang was getting the snow equipment siting on the Tuttle track ready today.
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Re: Epic Blizzard of 2013 Discussion

Postby twropr » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:34 pm

Is this supposed to be a wet/heavy or dry/powdery snow?

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Re: Epic Blizzard of 2013 Discussion

Postby Adirondacker » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:43 pm

twropr wrote:Is this supposed to be a wet/heavy or dry/powdery snow?

Andy


Yes. We'll know for sure on Sunday.
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Re: Epic Blizzard of 2013 Discussion

Postby GrahamP117 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:58 pm

Just curious to know if the MBTA shutdown during the Blizzard of 1978? Wasn't on the earth yet to see that one but I always hear the stories.
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Re: Epic Blizzard of 2013 Discussion

Postby dieciduej » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:30 am

twropr wrote:Is this supposed to be a wet/heavy or dry/powdery snow?

Andy

The answer is (D) All of the above!

Along the coast the wind will be off the water so the initial snow will be wet/heavy. As the storm moves by it will pull in colder temperatures low-to-mid 20s it will bring dry/powdery. Further inland it will be more towards the dry/powdery. For myself get out early and get the wet heavy off the deckways before it freezes solid. I have to depend on the old Mark 1 snow removal system, just me and my shovel!

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Re: Epic Blizzard of 2013 Discussion

Postby dieciduej » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:33 am

GrahamP117 wrote:Just curious to know if the MBTA shutdown during the Blizzard of 1978? Wasn't on the earth yet to see that one but I always hear the stories.

I am not sure if there was an official shutdown, I was 12 at the time, I know and have seen pictures of PCC cars snowbound on the B, C lines.

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Re: Epic Blizzard of 2013 Discussion

Postby RailBus63 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:26 pm

GrahamP117 wrote:Just curious to know if the MBTA shutdown during the Blizzard of 1978? Wasn't on the earth yet to see that one but I always hear the stories.


There was at least one train of Silverbirds stranded along the line in Dorchester. Buses ran from Quincy Center to Andrew for a few days.
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Re: Epic Blizzard of 2013 Discussion

Postby RailBus63 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:27 pm

danib62 wrote:They are going to regret this decision. It's going to be even harder to restart service now.


It will also be hard to maintain service when operators and other essential personnel can't get to work.
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