MBTA operating regular service on snowy Friday

The MBTA operated regular weekday service on a snowy Friday morning. The first significant weekday snowfall since winter storms last year brought the system to a standstill did not create severe transit problems during the morning commute.

The agency reported no problems through the first couple of commuting hours. Moderate northbound delays struck the Red Line at about 7:30 a.m. due to a disabled train. Regular service resumed around 7:45, the T said on Twitter. The problem was not related to the weather, MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said.

The commuter rail’s Franklin Line faced delays after a tree fell on the tracks, the T said shortly after 9 a.m. The train was delayed by 30 to 35 minutes as a result.


Buses temporarily replaced service on the Green Line B branch because of an accident at about 9 a.m., the MBTA said. Service was back up with minor delays 40 minutes later.

Part of the Silver Line ran on a snow route, which has it bypassing 88 Black Falcon Pier in the Design Center, according to the T’s online service updates.

The early commuting hours aligned with the start of the snowfall. Rain was expected to transition to snow between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. The snow is forecast to last into the afternoon.

The T deployed about 50 more workers compared to a normal weekday morning at stations to respond to snow-related issues, Pesaturo said.

Friday’s snow is projected to total between four and eight inches of accumulation.

In the aftermath of last February’s crisis, Gov. Charlie Baker instituted a “winter resiliency’’ plan, featuring new infrastructure, equipment, and improved personnel deployment and commuter outreach.

T officials recommend following the agency on Twitter and signing up for the MBTA Alerts service for updates throughout the day.

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