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Dublin: 1°C Thursday 2 December 2021

PICS: A LOT of snow has fallen on Boston

And people are getting a bit sick of it.

WHEN AN INCH of snow falls on Ireland, it feels like the infrastructure of society as we know it might just collapse.

So spare a thought for Boston, where feet of snow have fallen… and keep falling. Seven feet in total over the past 23 days.

And there’s more to come.

APTOPIX New England Snow Source: AP

AP reports that this is the fourth winter onslaught in less than a month in the city.

A blizzard warning was in effect for coastal communities from Connecticut to Maine into Monday; with lows of minus 10 degrees forecast for some parts of the region.

New England Snow

Before it is all over, southern New England could get several more inches and Maine could see up to 2 feet, weather forecasters told AP.

“On Sunday, the best thing people can do is stay home, stay indoors,” said William Babcock, a weather service meteorologist.

Winter Weather Ohio Source: AP

Governor Charlie Baker in Massachusetts and Gov Gina Raimondo in Rhode Island warned motorists to stay off the roads. Baker stopped short of an outright travel ban:

I can’t stress this enough. Please stay off the roads … so the crews can do the work they need to do to remove this snow.

Nearly 400 Sunday flights were cancelled at Boston’s Logan International Airport, and none was scheduled this morning. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority cancelled all rail, bus and ferry service in the Boston area on Sunday.

New England Snow Economics Source: AP

Officials warned of possible power outages, and north-facing or vulnerable coastal areas could suffer flooding and beach erosion, the weather service said.

New England Snow Source: AP

Massachusetts called up hundreds of National Guard troops to assist with snow removal.

There were also winter storm warnings extending into Michigan and Ohio.

Interestingly, they have a ‘snow melter’ in Boston, but it looks like it has its work cut out for it:

This photo from space just about sums it up:

With additional reporting AP

Read: A 43-foot yacht got stuck in the snow in Boston and blocked traffic for hours>

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