MBTA Service Suspended Saturday

The transit shutdown that began on Friday afternoon will continue indefinitely.

The now two-day blizzard that has crushed Boston has caused the MBTA to stay shut down through Saturday.

“Due to the impacts of a severe winter storm, MBTA service will remain suspended on all  modes Saturday, February 9, 2013,” says a post on MBTA.com.

MBTA personnel will be clearing tracks in an effort to get the subways, commuter rail trains and buses back up and running.

The MBTA does not have an estimate on when service will resume, meaning Wilmington's commuter rail stops will be among those remaining closed until the clean up is completed.

One impact that the MBTA closure will likely have is at TD Garden, where the Boston Bruins are scheduled to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning. The game was originally scheduled for 1 p.m., but was moved to 7 p.m. due to the storm.

However, because the driving ban is in effect and fans will be unable to take public transportation, a small crowd is likely for the game.

Several news outlets have reported that police lines have been flooded with calls asking if the statewide driving ban has been lifted. As of late Saturday morning, the executive order remains in place, keeping drivers off the road.


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