Commuters scramble to catch last trains
BOSTON (AP) -- Commuters heading out of Boston have scrambled to catch the final trains and buses out of the city.
The MBTA system shut down at 3:30 p.m. Friday as the region hunkered down for the brunt of the storm.
Most workers appear to have left earlier in the day or heeded warnings to work from home or take the day off.
David Stenhouse, a 25-year-old employee of Fidelity Investments, was one of the last commuters to catch a subway train out of Park Street Station in downtown Boston.
Stenhouse said he agreed with the decision to shut down the transit system saying it's better to be safe than sorry.
Stenhouse said his company was allowing workers flexibility for safe travel. He said the subway ride saves him a miles-long walk home to his Jamaica Plain neighborhood.