School Is Open
Classes will be held as scheduled
Boston University is open as usual today, despite a predicted snowfall of three to seven inches in Boston. All classes will be held as scheduled. FitRec and all libraries will operate as usual. Peter Fiedler, vice president for administrativeservices, advises staff and students to use their judgment aboutdriving to the University, and not to come in if the trip appears to beunsafe. Morning classes for the School of Public Health have been canceled.
The current storm has hit Boston with a powerful one-two punch. Yesterday’s assault added five to eight inches of powdery snow to an already impressive accumulation. Part two, which arrived this morning, will drop more than a foot of heavy wet snow on many towns west and north of the city and several inches on Boston. Wednesday’s storm is expected to turn to sleet and rain during the day, then back to snow as temperatures drop in the evening. Snow will taper off Wednesday night.
So far this winter, Boston has seen more than 63 inches of snow, far more than the average snowfall of 41.8 inches. The record, 102.8 inches, fell in the winter of 1995–1996. In Boston, which has already spent $14 million of its annual $16 million snow-removal budget, crews are struggling to find new places to dump truckloads of the white stuff. Crews have moved 37,000 tons of snow already this winter.
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