Storm knocks out power for thousands, evacuations likely ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff Blair Holbrook skied down Cambridge Street on Friday. Aram Boghosian for the boston globe Two powerful lights illuminated First Parish Church of Newbury as the winter storm intensified in Newbury. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff The Mass. Pike was deserted at rush hour, a very rare occurance, due to the driving ban after 4 p.m. on Friday. stan Grossfeld/globe staff Liz Gribaudo grimaced at near whiteout conditions at the seawall on Quincy Shore Drive. Bill Greene/Globe Staff Julie Verrochi cleaned off her car after leaving her job at Roche Bros. supermarket, which closed early. Aram Boghosian for the boston globe Alexis Lane, 13, got some air while sleddingin Newburyport. Aram Boghosian for the boston globe Michael Tilley, 8 (left), helped his grandfather Scott Tilley shovel the sidewalk. Barry Chin/Globe Staff The Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant in South Boston was busy as locals came in. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Parishioners crowded the bar at the Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant in Southie. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Alex Rodriguez, left, and Jesus Perez carried their shovels as they crossed Yawkey Way on the way to their shoveling job. Bill Greene/Globe Staff John Lambert and George Bentley fly fished in the snow. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff Peter Strounine of Brookline used a trash bag and a sled on Beacon St Brookline. Jim Davis/Globe Staff A fender bender occurred on Route 93 S at 2:30 p.m. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff Governor Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency and driving ban at MEMA headquarters. Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff Jake Casey, left, and Max Hirsch struggled in the high winds near the Scituate Lighthouse. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Snow blanketed the mall in the middle of Commonwealth Avenue. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff Snow covered MIT sailing boats. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff People battled the wind and snow from the blizzard while crossing the St James Ave. in the Back Bay. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff Route 93 N was almost empty after the 4 p.m. driving ban. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff Peter Simons waited for his flight to Paris while stranded in the International Terminal E at Logan Airport.