Originally, I planned to go all the way downtown to take photos in the Boston Common and around Copley but the state closed the MBTA early last night and suspended all service for today making it impossible to get anywhere outside of walking distance. Instead I walked to the Chestnut Hill Reservoir by Boston College.
The walk up there wasn't too bad. The streets were snowy but plowed and almost all of the cars on the road were snow plows or emergency vehicles. Over the course of my four mile or so walk, I probably passed twenty people (not including people shoveling out there cars or sidewalks).
When I left the house around 10:30 AM, it was pretty calm; barely snowing and not that windy. By the time I made it to the far side of the Reservoir, the blizzard definitely started to pick up again. According the news, the wind gusts were around 50 MPH and standing out there, it certainly felt like it. I was dressed warmly (I'm a big believer in those shake-to-activate hand warmers) but my face was pretty exposed.
I spent the walk back to my house looking like one of a member of Shackleton's expeditions. Part of me is glad that I couldn't make it downtown. I was pretty covered in snow and ice from head to toe but if I had been riding the bus, all that water would have melted and would have been soaked.
It looks like schools will be closed around Boston again tomorrow. Hopefully, the MBTA will be running and I can leave the neighborhood and at least take pictures of recognizable parts of Boston.