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Historic snow, MBTA shutdown force cancellation of Mass. classes

Winter’s relentless fury continued on Monday and Tuesday, dumping up to two feet of new snow across eastern Massachusetts. As a result of the storm’s far-reaching impact, Northeastern University canceled all day and evening classes on Tuesday and closed business offices.

Online classes will run as scheduled, as will all activities at the university’s Charlotte and Seattle campuses.

MBTA rail services—including all subway, trolley, and commuter rail services—were suspended at 7 p.m. on Monday night and will continue to be suspended through Tuesday.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker declared a snow emergency for the commonwealth on Monday. The snow emergency instituted on Sunday by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh continues, as does the citywide parking ban. Public schools in the city also are closed for a second straight day.

The newest snowfall makes this the snowiest 30-day period in Boston history, with more than 71 inches blanketing the region over the past month, according to the National Weather Service.

In an email to students, the university noted the disruption to class instruction. “It is of paramount importance that our students receive the full benefit of the academic experience, and the university is working on options to address the situation,” the email said.

Northeastern’s Massachusetts campuses were ready for operation on Tuesday, thanks to the dedicated work of the university’s facilities team and others who work to keep the campus safe and running. But officials cited public safety, a lack of public transportation options, and the ongoing parking ban in the decision to cancel classes.

Here’s a look at what’s open on Tuesday:

The Marino Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., while SquashBusters and the Cabot Center will be closed.

The Curry Student Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Stetson East and International Village will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Check nudining.com and @NUDining on Twitter for updates throughout the day.

Follow @ClubSnell on Twitter for Snell Library updates and hours of operation.

The university is closely monitoring the weather and will notify the campus community of new developments via email, social media, and the university homepage.

In case of emergency, students can contact NUPD at 617.373.3333, but are asked to visit north​eastern​.edu or the university’s emergency information page for general information and updates related to the snowstorm.

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