Massive winter storm causes flooding on Boston streets

Massive winter storm causes flooding on Boston streets

BOSTON, MA (WWBT) - A massive winter storm struck the Boston area this week, causing flooding on city streets and along the coast, according to NBC affiliate WBTS.

The storm left thousands without power, suffering in the bitter cold temperatures.

Boston's mayor said there were about "700 pieces of snow-clearing equipment back on the roads early Friday morning," WBTS reports.

"We want to make sure we remove that off the streets and get them wider because the snow isn't going away for a long time," he said.

This comes as a bomb cyclone, technically known as "bombogenesis," struck the East Coast.

"Bomb cyclones draw air from polar regions after they leave. In this case, it means extra cold Arctic air because of where the polar vortex is," the Associated Press said.

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