Boston public schools, along with many others, closed for the fourth snow day this winter. Public schools across the state are beginning to deal with the prospect of extending the school year into July or canceling spring vacation days.
Tall snow banks were making it difficult for drivers to see and creating a safety hazard for school children, some parents said. In Stoughton, Kim Gould said her son was almost hit by a car while walking to school because of the piles of snow.
State emergency officials were reporting scattered power outages, with 2,500 customers affected, mostly in Norfolk and Plymouth counties. There were wind gusts of up to 46 mph reported on Nantucket.
Logan International Airport had one runway open, but there were scores of airline cancellations as airports all along the Eastern Seaboard were shut down. Amtrak suspended service between New York and Boston.
A problem on the D branch of the MBTA Green Line was causing delays and T officials advised commuters to try to use the C branch instead. The T was also busing passengers between Kenmore and Riverside.
For scores of plow operators, the successive snow storms were taking their toll as they work to keep the roads clear.