BOSTON (AP) – As residents of the US Northeast dug out from two more feet of snow Tuesday, there appeared to be no relief in sight. Meteorologists predicted that more snow is on the way Thursday and perhaps this weekend in the snow-choked region.
Boston-area subways, trolleys and commuter rail trains remained idle Tuesday, with only limited bus service continuing.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said it needed the break to clear snow and ice from tracks. Service is set to resume Wednesday at a reduced level, with fewer cars and less frequent service on most lines of the nation’s fifth-largest and oldest system.
Boston hospitals set up sleeping areas for workers, and police gave doctors and nurses rides to work. At Logan International Airport, many flights were still reporting delays through Tuesday afternoon.
Amtrak cancelled passenger train service from Brunswick, Maine, to Boston because of snow removal.
After a brief respite Wednesday, forecasters say much of the northeastern New England states is on track to get more snow Thursday and into the Friday morning commute, with three inches expected in Boston and six inches or more south of the city.
A much larger storm could dump appreciably higher amounts Sunday into Monday, but meteorologists said it was still too early to say how much.
Two high-profile Massachusetts trials have been further delayed by the snow.
State court officials said testimony in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez would not resume until Wednesday.