Commuters Abandon Stranded Train, Trek In Snow

BOSTON — 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.