What are the snow totals expected in Boston? Blizzard conditions are expected on Friday night with snowfall totals of more than two feet anticipated.
The National Weather Service states that 18 inches to two feet of snow could fall in most of the state on Friday and Saturday. Areas in central Massachusetts could receive upwards of three feet of heavy, wet snow.
"By all accounts, this is going to be a very serious weather event ... If we get the amount of snow forecast, the recovery will be slow. People should prepare for that." - Gov. Deval Patrick
Gov. Patrick signed an executive order banning traffic on the Massachusetts roads as of 4 p.m. on Friday, with exceptions made for public safety officials, utility workers and hospital personnel.
Useful Storm-Related Links For Massachusetts Residents:
- For updates about the Nemo blizzard, find updates on Twitter using the hashtag #MAStorm.
- Call 2-1-1 for non-emergency help and shelter info.
- Get emergency updates on your cell phone here
- Bookmark Mass.gov for storm information
If you are heading home on a toll road in Massachusetts, tolls will not be collected as of 2 p.m. on Feb. 8 so that toll collectors can get home safely before the storm intensifies.
In nearby Rhode Island, Gov. Lincoln Chafee also announced a state of emergency and asked residents to stay off the roads on Friday.