The Blizzard of 2013 in Brookline

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The Blizzard of 2013 began on the afternoon of Friday, February 8th. Brookline and the Boston area had about 25 inches of snow by the morning of Saturday, February 9th. The Town of Brookline declared a snow emergency at around 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7th, which remains in effect until 6 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 11th.

Governor Deval Patrick signed an executive order to ban vehicle traffic beginning at 4 p.m. Friday. It was the first time the order had been signed since 1978. Penalties for driving during the ban include a $500 fine and up to one year in prison. The driving ban was lifted just before 1 p.m. on Saturday.

The blizzard dropped enough snow to shut down the MBTA until further notice, (they are hoping reopen on Monday) and shut down Saturday delivery from the United States Postal Service.

The Brookline Police reported that 10 to 15 NSTAR customers lost power on Friday night.

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Rose Pender February 10, 2013 at 03:47 PM
Picture posted by Sara Jacobi of Comm. Ave. looks like an updated picture of the famous painting "Boston Common at Twilight" (1859) by Childe Hassam. Only now with parking meters along the road instead of gas lamps and park benches. Boston Common at Twilight is one of my favorite paintings. Thanks Sara for our modern version of it.


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