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Nor'easter Impacting Transportation Around Region



    Aquarium MBTA Station Flooding

    Water from the storm is raining down inside the MBTA Aquarium station.

    (Published Friday, March 2, 2018)

    Getting around New England has been tough on Friday as transportation modes stalled during the major nor'easter slamming the region.

    Amtrak announced Friday afternoon that service has been temporarily suspended along its Northeast Corridor between Washington, D.C. and Boston as a result of "multiple weather related issues." Trains enroute will continue to either Washington, New York City or Boston and then stay there.

    Officials say Amtrak service will remain suspended until at least Saturday morning.

    In Boston, MBTA officials have warned there may be weather-related issues on the Red and Blue lines. Flooding at the Aquarium Station stop along the Blue Line forced the station to shut down. Downed trees and a downed wire shut down rail service on the Green Line near the Fenway stop, with shuttle buses replacing trains between Kenmore and Riverside. Delays were expected.

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    In Quincy, MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo says a tree came down, impacting  service on the Red Line.

    The company behind the MBTA's commuter rail line has warned customers that certain lines, such as the Newburyport line, may be affected by the storm.

    Meanwhile, roads in Boston and around New England have been closed as a result of flooding, toppled trees and downed wires. On Interstate 93 alone in Boston, southbound exits 12, 11B and 11A were closed due to flooding.

    Friday evening, Gov. Charlie Baker said more shutdowns on roads were expected, with downed trees and power lines continuing to be an issue, particularly on the South Shore.

    Dozens of flights in and out of Boston's Logan Airport have been affected by the storm.

    The nor'easter hitting the region is bringing coastal flooding due to astronomically high tides and high storm surges. Residents in western and northern New England will see the most snow from the storm, but residents in southern New England could see up to 3 inches of snow as rain transforms later Friday evening.

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    As a result of the storm surges and high tides, Steamship Authority ferry service for Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket have been suspended until noon and 2:45 p.m. Saturday, respectively; however, officials warn customers that they are anticipating service disruptions due to an ongoing high wind warning issued by the National Weather Service.

    More than 160 snow crews were treating and clearing roads by noon on Friday in western Massachusetts, according to state transportation officials. Residents are being asked to take it slow on those roads.

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