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MBTA official defends shutdown during blizzard

The MBTA’s chief operating officer, Sean M. McCarthy, said today he had no regrets about the T’s two-day shutdown during the weekend blizzard.

McCarthy said the storm inflicted almost no long-term infrastructural damage to MBTA’s aging and mechanically plagued system. Keeping the T closed from 3:30 p.m. Friday to 2 p.m. Sunday helped protect the T’s stock from the elements, allowing for the system to get back up and running after the storm without having to repair buses and trains damaged from the snow.

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