Winter Storm Juno: The view from Jamaica Plain, Boston

10 p.m., Monday night. Awaiting the brunt of Juno.

10 p.m., Monday night. Awaiting the brunt of Juno.

We’re in the midst of a major blizzard here in New England, and the Greater Boston area is getting plenty of its share right now. I thought I’d share a few views from the area surrounding my home in the neighborhood of Jamaica Plain.

Now we've got a blizzard! 1 a.m. Tuesday, corner of Boylston & Chestnut Ave, Jamaica Plain, Boston

Now we’ve got a blizzard! 1 a.m. Tuesday, corner of Boylston & Chestnut Ave, Jamaica Plain, Boston

The snow and wind started to pick up substantially after midnight. As you can see below, I got into the spirit of things, venturing out to survey the scene and take a picture or two. I also exchanged a hello with a guy driving one of the snowplows. If my neighborhood is any indication, the City of Boston has done a very good job plowing the streets.

Blizzard selfie, with my street and condo building in the background.

Tuesday 1 a.m. blizzard selfie, with my street and condo building in the background.

I woke up this morning to news that the snow and wind will continue through much of the day, as expected. The snow certainly piled up during the time I was asleep.

Tuesday morning view from my condo.

Tuesday morning view from my condo.

Most of the city will be shut down today. The subway is closed. Most of us will be waiting out the rest of this storm, wondering if things will be cleared up enough to have a semblance of a normal day tomorrow. My university closed as of 4 p.m. yesterday, and while “snow days” are fun, we’ll probably have to make up missed classes later in the semester.

Looking down my street.

Looking down my street. It’s coming down heavy.

Among the things I don’t understand: Why is there a run on bread, eggs, and milk when a blizzard beckons? OK, bread I can understand — you can eat it even if the power goes out. But eggs are pretty useless if you can’t cook them, and milk is, well, what makes it so much more important during a blizzard? Anyway, my favorite neighborhood store, the City Feed & Supply, will be open for business soon, and I’ll be there.

I think he deserves overtime even if he hasn't reached 40 hours.

I think he deserves bonus pay.

2 responses

  1. Is it still going on?

    1. Hi Kerry, the snow has ended! People are still digging out, and much of Boston is shut down or opening late, but at least the pile up has stopped! đŸ™‚

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