The Boston Herald is reporting that Boston Mayor Mayor Thomas M. Menino is asking people not to go out into the beast of a storm that is right now advancing upon the Northeast. “Stay off the streets of our city. Stay at home,” said the mayor yesterday at Boston City Hall.

Far more authoritative than that message is the message that the Boston Herald sent with its front-page image, an archival shot of what happens when you defy the authorities on the eve of a major snow event.

(h/t @jfdulac)