Monday, 6:56 p.m. — The storm's Boston crescendo is either happening now or in the next few hours, forecasters say.
Monday, 6:46 p.m. — The Tobin Bridge inbound is closed until the Tuesday morning commute. (Will there be one?)
Monday, 6:37 p.m. — Here are photos from the billboard that blew down from on top of Fazenda Coffee Roasters. It was a crazy scene. Gotta give a shout out to the hard-working folks at The Dogwood, who are still open and serving pizza.
Monday, 4:23 p.m. — Road closure, Perkins and Jamaicaway
Monday, 3:41 p.m. — Reports of a tree down, wires hanging at 55 S. Huntington; also, @firephoto161 reports via Twitter that South Huntington at Huntington is shut down.
Monday, 3:23 p.m. — Sensors at Logan recorded a 59 mph gust, according to http://twitter.com/alertnewengland.
Monday, 2:36 p.m. — Police are trying to get city workers to remove loose corrugated metal on the "Meatland" sign; looks like it could blow away and really hurt someone.
Monday, 1:34 p.m. — Police report to avoid Jamaicaway and Arborway; branches are coming down.
Monday, 12:54 p.m. — This is the first local damage report I've seen: Kristie Helms (no relation) reports that the chimney cap on her and her partner's house was knocked off by a tree. Here's a photo. They live right on the JP/Roslindale line.
Monday, 11:27 a.m. — There's not much to take photos of yet (and let's hope it stays that way!) But if your street gets storm damage, you can share photos with your neighbors on this article or on this new dedicated thread I just posted.
Monday, 10:30 a.m. — The T is shutting down at 2 p.m., including subway, buses and commuter rail.
Monday, 9:39 a.m. — Personally, I've always considered refrigeration overrated. But if we lose power, the USDA says the frig compartment is good for about four hours and the freezer for between 24 and 48 hours.
Sunday 9:57 a.m. — The latest forecast shows the storm is expected to impact Boston on Monday before the morning commute.
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Some useful Boston phone numbers and links
- Emergencies: 911
- Flooding, downed trees and branches: 311
- Report power outage: Contact NSTAR at 800-592-2000 or online.
- Information from city: City website.
- Follow @NotifyBoston on Twitter for official updaes
- Sign up for official emergency alerts.
- Boston preparation measures and safety information.
- Find the emergency shelter closest to you, or use this list of emergency shelters.
- If you’re asked to evacuate, use one of the designated routes.
- View or creat damage reports with the Citizens Connect smartphone app.
- More important links to keep handy.