Governor says parts of Massachusetts could get 30 inches of snow
Governor Charlie Baker said at a news conference Saturday, the blizzard brought heavy snowfall and high winds as forecast in Massachusetts.
More than 100,000 power outages have been reported statewide and more are expected overnight due to high winds, he said.
Baker said snow was falling at a rate of 2-4 inches per hour for several hours in many parts of the state and is expected to continue for the next several hours. Southeast Massachusetts could receive up to 30 inches of snow while the greater Boston area could get up to 2 feet, the governor said.
The snow rate is expected to slow down soon, but light to moderate snowfall will continue until about 11 p.m. ET.
Energy and Environment Secretary Katie Theoharides said utility crews are carrying out damage assessments and will begin restoring energy when winds drop below 35 mph, Energy and Environment Secretary Katie Theoharides said. know.
Baker said teams will be working through the night into early morning to clear the snow. About 3,000 snow removal equipment is in use statewide, he said. The governor said it will take at least mid-morning Sunday for the roads to be in better condition for drivers.
The governor of Massachusetts said the tractor-trailer ban on all interstate highways would be in effect until 11:59 p.m. Saturday.