For the second day in a row, the MBTA announced that it is suspending all services, including subway, bus and commuter rail trains.
The service suspension will remain in effect until further notice, as crews and public works employees all around the Commonwealth trudge through more than two-feet of snow, and try and clear the streets for constituents.
“With severe winds and heavy snow, the safety of customers and employees is the MBTA’s top priority,” according to MBTA officials.
“The continued suspension of service will also allow MBTA and MBCR personnel to concentrate all of their efforts on getting the transit system, from subway to bus to commuter rail, up and running as soon as possible,” officials said in a statement.
On Friday, MassDOT Secretary Richard Davey said they hoped to get the system up and running for the Monday morning commute.
A travel ban also remains in effect for drivers throughout the state according to Governor Deval Patrick.
The ban went into effect on Friday evening, at 4 p.m.
Patrick said via Twitter on Saturday morning that the executive order will remain until further notice.
The last time such an order was bestowed upon Boston and cities and towns throughout the Bay State was during the Blizzard of 1978.
The MBTA hasn’t completely shut down transportation services since Superstorm Sandy crashed into Massachusetts, bringing flooding conditions and high winds with it.
On Friday night, crews from the T were out clearing tracks and making sure certain parts of essential equipment weren’t completely buried by the blistering snow that barreled down on Boston and other parts of the region.
A worker from the MBTA took photos and videos from inside MBTA trains, while moving down the tracks. The videos and photos can be seen here.