Schools and state offices shut down across Massachusetts and more than 170 flights were abruptly canceled Monday as the second winter storm to hit the region in the past week bore down on New England.
By 8:30 p.m., more than 170 flights had been canceled at Boston Logan International Airport, according to FlightAware.com. Arriving flights are being delayed by about 45 minutes, and inbound flights still at their origin locations are being delayed for an average of 2-and-a-half hours due to snow and ice.
Intrepid commuters were still able to make it home from work: The MBTA has been operating on a regular weekday schedule, and about 91 percent of commuter rail trains were on-time during the morning commute.
State offices were closed Monday in Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Suffolk counties.
“The snow is going to be heavy. This is a storm that is not going to start easy and get heavier,’’ Gov. Charlie Baker told WBZ. “It’s going to hit hard.’’