Speed Limit Reduced To 40 MPH On Mass Pike; 1-3" Set For Boston

 

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- A storm moving through southern New England was expected to drop several inches of snow across Eastern Massachusetts throughout Tuesday morning.

More: WBZ StormCenter

The National Weather Service said the South Shore could see 3-6 inches of snow, while Greater Boston would see about 1-3 inches and areas north and west of 495 would see less than an inch.

Weather officials warned of slippery conditions on roads and sidewalks in the city.

 

"We still have a steady light snow falling," Canton Fire Chief Charles Doody told WBZ NewsRadio 1030. "The primary roads are better than the secondary roads, and the untreated roads are obviously very slippery. Bridges are slippery."

The Massachusetts State Police said speed had been reduced to 40 mph on the Massachusetts Turnpike from Boston to the New York border.

 

Some minor to moderate coastal flooding was expected, with a coastal flood advisory on the North Shore and in Boston and a coastal flood warning on the South Shore in effect until noon.

 

In Boston, the expected flooding caused officials to close part of Morrissey Boulevard.

 

The high this afternoon will be 31, and temps were expected to drop to around 19 later tonight.

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