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More woes for Boston-area transit system amid freezing temps

Published:Friday | February 13, 2015 | 2:00 AM
Will Chapman, of Oakland, California, shovels out a parking space after digging out his car from between snow piles near the house he was visiting in Somerville, on Tuesday.

More woes for Boston-area transit system amid freezing temps

UNITED STATES

BOSTON, (AP):

Another day of freezing temperatures means another day of commuting woes for Boston-area residents who take mass transit to work.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation says a downed light pole at the JFK/UMass Red Line station caused delays yesterday for shuttle buses that have replaced trains unable to operate between Boston and Braintree.

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) says all branches of the Green Line experienced delays because of a disabled train while some commuter rail lines are also running late because of frozen switches and signals.

Governor Charlie Baker is scheduled to discuss transit problems later yesterday with MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott. She made a surprise announcement on Wednesday that she is resigning, effective in April.

More snow is in the forecast over the next several days