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Five Things: Snow Emergency at Noon, MBTA Shuts Down at 3:30 p.m.

And more to know today, Feb. 8.

1. Weather: On Thurday night, Friday's storm was upgraded to a blizzard warning, and at least two feet of snow is expected in this area. The storm will start on Friday morning and will hit peak intensity starting Friday afternoon into Friday night. See the forecast here. 

2. MBTA To Shut Down: All bus, subway commuter rail and other services will be suspended starting at 3:30 p.m. on Friday. Regular MBTA service will operate "with significant delays" from the start of service Friday until the 3:30 p.m. cutoff. See more info here. 

3. Snow Emergency Parking: A snow emergency will begin at noon in Boston. Here's a list of the streets you cannot park on, and a link to the nearby garages in or near Beacon Hill that are offering parking specials. The governor is urging residents to be off the road by noon Friday. 

4. Cancelling a weekend event? Or is your store or business closing early on Friday? Let me know at kimberly.ashton@patch.com and I can update the neighborhood. You can also reach out through Facebook and Twitter

5. Be in the Know: I'll be working all weekend to provide neighborhood-specific updates - any power outages, down trees, etc. Follow along in real-time on Facebook and Twitter, and remember, it's a two-way street. You can send in photos or videos of what you're seeing out there, and I can share them with the rest of the neighborhood. 

More Beacon Hill Patch Storm Coverage:

  • Beacon Hill Storm Center
  • LIVE CHAT: Blizzard of 2013
  • Blizzard Warning Issued for Boston
  • How Boston Cleans Up a Snowstorm – And What You Can Do
  • NSTAR Offers Tips to on How to Prepare for Snowstorm
  • City Taking Precautions to Deal with Serious Winter Storm
  • Boston Snow Emergency Parking on Beacon Hill
  • Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe During The Winter Storm

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