The NWS in Taunton has extended the time for the BLIZZARD WARNING until 8pm this evening. Snow plowing continues and plowing crews are doing their best considering the wind and snow drifts. Crews continue to be focusing on road clean-up which will take some time. Due to the amount of snow and drifts sidewalks and sidewalk ramps within the short window will not be done.
The National Weather Service (NWS) reports that this storm will continue to produce very high snow totals along with strong winds.
• Strong winds will continue through the morning hours, diminishing this afternoon and evening.
• Much of Massachusetts from Worcester County eastward will receive an additional 10-12+ inches of snow during the remaining course of the storm.
• Snowfall gradually wraps up late tonight into tomorrow morning.
• Chance for some advisory level (2-5 inches) of snowfall Thursday night into Friday.
Governor Charlie Baker has announced that the statewide travel ban has been lifted for Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden Counties for local and I-91 traffic only, effective immediately. The travel ban remains in effect for the entire length of the Massachusetts Turnpike, Interstate 90, and for Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, and Worcester Counties with only essential workers, healthcare and human service professionals and others specifically exempted, permitted to travel. The travel ban will be lifted based on road conditions and the advice of emergency response officials.