MBTA Warns All Subway Lines, Buses Experiencing Delays; Traffic Just as Bad

About 100 more subway cars were in use on Wednesday than on Tuesday, but delays remained. –Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

“Weather-related’’ issues are causing delays for all — yes, all — MBTA buses and subways, as the public transit system scrambles to recover from a historic snowfall total and crippling cold.

MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott warned on Tuesday that it would take four-to-five days to recover from the MBTA’s “significant problems.’’ About 40 percent of Red Line and Orange Line trains were down on Tuesday, the highest percentage in memory, The Boston Globe reported.

On Wednesday, more than 100 more subway cars were back in service than the day before, according to MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo.

“There are delays, particularly on the Blue Line, but we are certainly in better shape than yesterday at this time,’’ he said in an email.


Delays will be particularly acute around the Patriots Super Bowl parade by the Prudential Center, slated to start at 11 a.m.

Road traffic remained slow-moving despite the city’s efforts to clear nearly 1,250 truck loads of snow from roadways, according to Mayor Marty Walsh. The view on Google Maps traffic page showed a lot of red-colored warnings across the city and suburbs at about 8:30 a.m.

The Green Line E branch suspended service between Brigham Circle and Heath Street Wednesday morning because of “above-ground traffic,’’ and advised travelers to take the Route 39 bus.

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