Pedestrians were scarce late Monday morning in the Fenway and Back Bay neighborhoods of Boston as rain showers began to fall steadily and wind began to gust.
Near Huntington Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue, a few dedicate athletes got in one last and wet morning run before the storm while last minute shoppers picked up some essentials.
On and around Newbury and Boylston Streets, truck drivers hurried to make deliveries to shops and restaurants.
Whole Foods Symphony on Westland Avenue was busy but not chaotic, and its shelves were still stocked with bread, chips, water and other storm staples. A handful of customers picked through the remaining small battery powered lights at the nearby Economy True Value Hardware store, which had sold out of flashlights.
Traffic was also light as the normally busy Massachusetts Avenue and The Fenway, and some of the only activity on residential streets was a Boston Police cruiser slowly patrolling and alerting people of the hurricane conditions and encouraging residents to stay indoors via megaphone.