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BOSTON (AP) — Life is slowly returning to normal in Boston and elsewhere in eastern Massachusetts, after a blizzard that left three feet of snow in some towns.
Residents awoke today to cars buried in snow, and secondary roads that remain covered.
But a ban on non-essential travel has been lifted and Boston-area highways filled with traffic. Rail service resumed, and buses are running where possible.
Logan Airport reopened for incoming flights just before 8 a.m. and Amtrak service out of Boston resumed.
The misery isn't over, however.
More than 11,000 homes and businesses remain without power. Temperatures are in the teens and aren't expected to rise beyond the mid-20s, although sunshine is forecast.
To the chagrin of parents and delight of schoolchildren, many schools remain closed.
035-a-16-(Gov. Charlie Baker, R-Mass., at news conference Tuesday)-"haven't been touched"-Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker says there's a lot of work ahead to get streets and walkways passable. (28 Jan 2015)
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033-a-07-(Gov. Charlie Baker, R-Mass., at news conference)-"an historic event"-Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker says there's a lot of digging out to do. (28 Jan 2015)
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APPHOTO BX104: Cars sit buried by drifted snow Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at a used auto dealer in Norwood, Mass., after a winter snowstorm slammed New England on Tuesday. The storm buried the Boston area in more than 2 feet of snow and lashed it with howling winds that exceeded 70 mph. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) (28 Jan 2015)