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Storm updates: School closings pile up as the next storm blows into the area

Seagulls look for food in the flooded parking lot of Lowlands Park in Nahant. (Spenser R. Hasak)

Here we go again: A new nor’easter is clobbering the east coast, though thankfully forecasters don’t expect as severe a storm surge as we saw over the weekend. Here’s the latest news and updates about the storm:


 

12:13 a.m.: The MBTA is giving fair warning to riders: Expect delays during the morning commute. From the T:

Because the timing of the storm may impact service on some modes across the MBTA and Commuter Rail networks, customers are urged to connect with the MBTA by visiting mbta.com/winter, and by following @MBTA and @MBTA_CR on Twitter.  Customers can also sign up for T Alerts and download the Transit app.

 

11 p.m.: Governor Charlie Baker announced a delayed start for executive branch state workers on Thursday, and asked that residents take public transportation for the morning commute. The 11 a.m. start for state workers and travel request are intended to keep drivers off the road while crews continue to plow and clear snow.

 

10:34 p.m.: The heaviest snow will taper off by the time most people wake up Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

 

 

 

10:32 p.m.: If you’re wondering about power outages, the North Shore has been mostly spared thus far outside of a handful of customers in Revere, according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. That may change, considering the heavy, wet snow that’s falling across the region, however, so keep your candles and batteries where you can find them.

 

10:15 p.m.: Lynn public schools will be closed on Thursday. Lynnfield has not yet made a decision about Thursday classes, according to Superintendent Jane Tremblay, who told a Twitter follower to check in the morning. Marblehead will also wait until morning to make a call.

9:20 p.m.: Reports of car crashes are coming in as conditions continue to deteriorate. Total Traffic is reporting a singe-car crash on Route 1 in Revere near the Sargent Street exit.

 

8:48 p.m.: North Shore Community College has cancelled day classes for Thursday, but plans on being open for evening classes.

 

8:15 p.m.: Peabody public schools will be closed on Thursday.

 

7:30 p.m.: The storm has forced the MIAA to once again delay and reschedule tournament games. Click here to see more.

 

6:36 p.m.: Swampscott will enforce a parking ban beginning at 10 p.m. Wednesday night. The town also cancelled all evening activities.

 

6:17 p.m.: The National Weather Service released its first observed snowfall totals. The North Shore has been all rain so far.

 

 

6:15 p.m.: Nahant is still reeling from the weekend’s storm, but crews were out during the day to prep for the next round.

 

5:45 p.m.: Peabody and Lynnfield schools have canceled all evening events. Salem State University and North Shore Community college have both canceled evening classes.

 

5:30 p.m.: Revere has declared a parking ban beginning at 8 p.m. tonight. Schools in the city will be closed on Thursday.

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