Dangerous Cold Hits Boston

 

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — With temperatures hovering around zero, and well below with the windchill, Boston area commuters are being told to bundle up this morning.

"Bitterly cold early this morning with actual temperatures between 5 below and 5 above zero," the National Weather Service said. "Wind chills were between 10 and 25 below zero! Dress in layers as frostbite can occur in as little as 30 minutes on exposed skin."

 

The NWS also warned that some towns still had slippery roads as a result of snow squalls overnight.

 

MEMA sent out their tips for staying safe in dangerously cold weather.

 

As WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama reports, so far, the cold was not affecting the MBTA in any major ways.

 

At Logan Airport, some flights were apparently delayed slightly while taxiing due to ice. One passenger, Chad from Rye, New Hampshire, told WBZ NewsRadio's Shari Small his arrival was delayed because of the cold.

"We got delayed coming up to the gate because traffic was backed up and there was ice on the runway, so they had to tow the planes in instead of push them in," he said. "So that caused some delays on the taxiway."

WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama ( @CFamaWBZ ) reports

 

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