The following is a press release submitted to SOURCE
BOSTON – In light of the extreme cold, winds, and icy conditions that are expected to remain through tonight and tomorrow, the MBTA is urging customers to plan ahead and allow for 10 to 15 minutes of extra travel time Tuesday morning.
The MBTA is planning to run regularly scheduled weekday service on all MBTA ferry routes, and all rapid transit, bus, and Commuter Rail lines on Tuesday.
There are no service changes planned for the RIDE, however customers should be cautious that the severe temperatures could impact both driving conditions and safe access to locations that may not be fully cleared of snow and ice.
“Since the start of this storm, we have had crews out across the MBTA system clearing snow and ice from parking facilities, station platforms, pedestrian paths, bus stops, switches, overhead wires, and other critical infrastructure,” said MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak. “However, because of the winds and extreme cold that are predicted to last through tomorrow morning, we want to remind our customers allow for extra travel time tomorrow morning, and be mindful of icy conditions and be extra cautious when walking to and from their bus stops, stations, and their vehicles when parked at MBTA parking facilities.”
Before traveling Tuesday morning, the MBTA is encouraging customers to monitor local weather forecasts and to visit MBTA.com/Winter for the latest service information.
Following the end of service today, the MBTA will continue with cold-weather measures, which include storing buses and trains indoors overnight, and conducting regular checks of vehicles that remain outside.
Additionally, MBTA and Keolis personnel will continue monitoring exposed third rail, overhead wires, switches, and switch heaters across the MBTA and Commuter Rail systems.