Sounds cold? True. But it also makes road travel practically impossible and, therefore frees folk to cancel those elaborate party plans and snuggle down warmly at home, guilt free, to celebrate the New Year together sensibly and safely, if not entirely soberly.
Below: A view of the Hyannis Green on the snowy morning of December 31st, 2008. Up to eight inches of snow are expected today, according to the Cape Cod Times.