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US Northeast hit by blizzards after record snow

(Agencies) Updated: 2015-02-16 10:42

US Northeast hit by blizzards after record snow

A pedestrian with his glasses fogged over walks through the snow during a winter blizzard in Cambridge, Massachusetts February 15, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]


"Hopefully, it will stop eventually," Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said on Sunday.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker set his sights beyond the seemingly endless snowbanks to the stadium where the Boston Red Sox play, saying, "It's 58 days until opening day at Fenway Park."

He urged drivers to stay off the roads on Sunday and said he was relieved the holiday on Monday would keep traffic down and give snow plows a chance to clear them.


Some Boston restaurants sought to coax customers out of hibernation for a meal or drink on Sunday evening, when the snow was expected to let up. One South Boston eatery added the hashtag "#cabin fever" to its Twitter messages.

"You don't want to stay penned up all day," said Allie Needham, 26, a business analyst at a chemical company, as she walked along an empty street in Cambridge on her way to meet friends for breakfast.

With all public transportation suspended in Boston on Sunday, Bostonians got creative. In the Back Bay neighborhood, a snowboarder hitched a ride from a snowmobile. One resident on Twitter said it was about time for an entrepreneur to start up a dog sled service.

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