Commuters rescued from train stranded by snow



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BOSTON (AP) — Dozens of commuters have been rescued from a train that became disabled between stations in Quincy, just south of Boston. They'd been stranded for more than two hours after the train lost power because the third rail is covered in snow.

The third major storm in less than two weeks is bringing fresh snow across New England and parts of New York state.

Boston's transit system is providing more limited service than on a typical weekday and is urging those who don't need to travel to stay home. Many buses are running on snow routes.

Logan International Airport had a little more than a foot by 7 a.m. from a storm that is expected to last all day and add several more inches. The airport is open, but most flights are canceled.

The National Weather Service says Boston has received more than 60 inches of snow in the past 30 days, breaking a record. Gov. Charlie Baker says some communities are running out of places to put all of that snow.

He ordered non-emergency state employees to stay home. Most public schools are closed.

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164-a-08-(Governor Charlie Baker, R-Mass., at news conference)-"pretty much unprecedented"-Governor Charlie Baker says it's amazing how much snow has fallen in the past couple of weeks. (9 Feb 2015)

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166-a-11-(Governor Charlie Baker, R-Mass., at news conference)-"or going out"-Governor Charlie Baker says the snow storm has halted most flights into and out of Logan International Airport. (9 Feb 2015)

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APPHOTO MAWS109: Snow-covered U.S. Postal Service vehicles sit idle, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, in Marlborough, Mass. New England and portions of New York state awoke Monday to a fresh blanket of snow as a storm threatening to bring up to 1 to 2 feet to some areas churned across the Northeast, making for a slippery, tedious commute to start the workweek. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes) (9 Feb 2015)

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APPHOTO NYMG101: A pedestrian walks through morning snow past the State Education Building, background, and the Capitol, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. Another round of snowy weather is starting off the week in much of upstate New York, with scores of schools closed and commuters facing a messy trip to work. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) (9 Feb 2015)

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