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BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Boston is digging out the day after a major storm dropped over a foot of snow on the city.

The Snow Emergency declared by Mayor Marty Walsh, which began at 7 a.m. Thursday, is set to end at 5 p.m. Friday--as is the city's parking ban.

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In downtown Boston, MBTA Blue Line commuters got a bit of good news as the Aquarium station was reopened first thing Friday morning.

Crews removed sandbags and snow from in front of the entrance, left behind after the flooding from the storm surge that left the station shut down. 

Photos of snow cleanup in downtown Boston (All photos from Ben Parker/WBZ NewsRadio 1030):

As the blizzard pounded Boston and waters rose Thursday, passengers were shocked to find the station closed.

"We had heard that the aquarium station was flooded, and that ocean levels were rising, and how high they were," one passenger told WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Ben Parker.

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There's still a lot of cleaning up left to do--sidewalks downtown were still covered in snow Friday morning, and there were still deep puddles on State Street and Atlantic Avenue from where water surged into the city.

In the  Back Bay neighborhood, Michael and his partner take care of shoveling out about twenty properties along Beacon Street. 

"It's been ok. It's heavy little heavy but we are doing ok," he said.

 With winds blowing some of the snow around still progress is being made Michael just keeps going and shoveling. 

"We're going to get it done we're close our routes are just about 80-percent done," he said.

The sidewalks are in pretty good shape along his stretch of Beacon Street the travel lanes for the most part just wet. The road in still need some widening to bring back the parking spaces.

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With plunging temperatures through the weekend, crews' priorities are to get as much of it out of the way as possible before it freezes solid. 

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Ben Parker reports