Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Meteorologists and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency are forecasting a major snow storm with as much 2-3 inches of snow fall per hour and expected cumulative totals of between 8 and 14 inches for Thursday.
This morning’s icy commute caused dangerous conditions and multiple accidents; with that in mind, be prepared for storm conditions and strong winds and gusts around of up to 40 miles per hour.
Pease, use good judgment tomorrow. Roads will be dangerous – make way for plows and sander trucks. Expected high tides Thursday morning could cause coastal flooding. Take breaks when shoveling, and take a look today and make note of fire hydrants close to your home or workplace. If you are able, make sure that the hydrant is kept clear from snow. Clear exhaust vents - carbon monoxide is odorless however, carbon monoxide poisoning is deadly. Check in with family, friends, and neighbors, especially the elderly and those who live alone or with medical conditions.
For critical updates and direct general questions to the 24-hour citizen information telephone line by dialing 2-1-1. When the storm ends keep in mind that sub-zero wind chills start Thursday night and are expected to last into Friday morning. Be safe.