Winter-weary New England braced Sunday for another round of snow threatening to bear down on the region into the workweek and pile up to 2 feet in some areas.
As light snow fell by Sunday afternoon, drivers were warned to stay off the roads and cancellations were posted for schools and court dockets Monday.
The National Weather Service issued storm warnings for central NY, the western Catskills and much of New England through early Tuesday.
“I’m frustrated. The last thing I want to be talking about is another 24 inches of snow. I want to move on to something else,” Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said at City Hall. “It’s unprecedented … Maybe up in Alaska or Buffalo, they have this amount of snow and they’re used to it.”
Walsh said the city would close schools Tuesday as well, and he urged motorists to stay off the roads until the storm passes. Court closings Monday meant another weather-related delay in jury selection in the Boston Marathon bombing trial.
Boston’s transit system has been particularly hard hit this winter. The buildup of snow and ice on trolley tracks combined with aging equipment has stalled trains, delaying and angering commuters. Gov. Charlie Baker acknowledged that the MBTA was handed an extraordinary situation with old equipment but said the system’s overall performance was unacceptable.