Storm moves through Southern New England with several inches of accumulation in RI and SE Mass. Expect snow to taper off this morning in CT and Western/Central MA, and this afternoon in RI/Eastern MA. pic.twitter.com/54bbC7iUc5— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) January 30, 2018
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- A storm moving through southern New England was expected to drop several inches of snow across Eastern Massachusetts throughout Tuesday morning.
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.
East coastal Massachusetts to see minor to moderate coastal flooding mid to late morning. Coastal Flood Warnings and Advisories continue: pic.twitter.com/X5JgATwMgD— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) January 30, 2018
In Boston, the expected flooding caused officials to close part of Morrissey Boulevard.
Advisory @MassDOT says that due to upcoming high tide, Morrissey Blvd between UMass/Boston and Exit 14 on Rte 93 NB will likely be closed. Detours will be in place; closure may last 2 hours.— Jacquelyn Goddard (@JacqueGoddard) January 30, 2018
The high this afternoon will be 31, and temps were expected to drop to around 19 later tonight.