Photos: Boston Gets Ready for the Blizzard
We assembled photos from around Boston as the city prepares for a potentially historic snowstorm.
The Boston streets were unusually quiet on Friday morning as the city and its residents made final preparations for a blizzard that could dump up to three feet of snow and blast winds up to 70 miles per hour across the area.
Here are are a few photos from around the web—taken during a time when we could still see the pavement:
@Boston_to_a_T posted this Instagram photo of the Mass Ave MBTA station this morning:
This morning, Jim Cantore and Al Roker stationed at the Boston Common with a yardstick:
— BostonTweet (@BostonTweet) February 8, 2013
Roker followed it up with this pretty, geometric view of the Common:
The MBTA tweets a photo of this machine that will clear snow during the storm:
— MBTA (@mbtaGM) February 8, 2013
Everyone's rightly comparing this storm to the Blizzard of '78 (check out this Boston.com slideshow for photos), but the Boston Public Library updated its Flickr photostream with Boston snow photos from an earlier time. Here are a few:
Be sure to heck out these ways to track the storm on your own.