With spring only one day away, weary Massachusetts residents faced another winter storm, with forecasters predicting snow accumulations of up to 10 inches within Interstate 495 and more than a foot in Central Massachusetts.
Light snowfall had begun in some parts of Massachusetts by 9:30 p.m. Monday and continued overnight. Tthe heaviest snow was expected to fall between 1 and 7 a.m., said meteorologist Eleanor Vallier-Talbot of the National Weather Service in Taunton.
She said the ring between I-495 and Route 128 could see an inch of snow per hour during that span, with slightly less falling near the coast.
Boston’s mayor, Thomas M. Menino, decided Monday night to cancel school for Tuesday because of a concern that roads would be icy during rush hour. In a statement, Menino said public works crews were ready with 396 pieces of equipment available, but the storm’s timing would create a “messy morning commute.”
He asked residents to use public transportation and stay off roads when possible. The city had not declared a snow emergency on Monday night.
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