Boston area writer Rick Heller on where he was during the Blizzard:

“I was a freshman at MIT, living in a dorm right along the Charles River with a classic view of the Boston skyline. The dorm had a small terrace off the 3rd floor, and a larger one off the 2nd floor. Guys were jumping off the upper terrace like it was a diving platform and landing in the deep snow on the lower terrace.

“There was enough food to go round, so we sat back and enjoyed the sights, such as the largest tow truck I’ve ever seen dispatched to pull a fire engine out of a snow bank.”