David L Ryan/Globe Staff
With a near-blizzard coming Thursday, here’s what you can expect:
■ We’re looking at 8 to 12 inches of snow in the Boston area, but there might be some pockets of higher amounts southwest of the city and across parts of Cape Ann.
■ Shovel early and often. Frigid temperatures will return Friday.
■ High winds and the cold will probably cause power outages across Massachusetts.
■ Good news: Temperatures are expected to approach 40 degrees Tuesday.
Get updates on the storm, information on school closings and power outages, tips for cleanup, and more with the links and information below.
Boston Logan International Airport
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Schools around the region are deciding to cancel classes for Thursday.
Boston Public Schools will be closed, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced Wednesday. The city’s school officials will make a determination Thursday about whether to close schools Friday.
Here’s a list of public schools within 25 miles of Boston that have announced school closures for Thursday (which will continue to be updated).
The company’s Outage Central website can be found at https://www1.nationalgridus.com/OutageCentralHub (use this website to report outages online, or check the utility’s outage map and restoration estimates).
To report an outage by phone, call 1-800-465-1212.
To speak with someone in customer service, call 1-800-322-3223. People who use respirators or other life support equipment should register that equipment before the storm using this line.
The company’s winter storm information can be found at https://www.eversource.com (use this website to report outages online, or check the utility’s outage map and restoration estimates by clicking “outages and storms” in the site’s navigation bar).
To report an outage by phone or speak with someone in customer service, call 1-800-592-2000.
The company’s Outage Center can be found at http://www.unitil.com/outage-center (use this site to report outages online, or check the utility’s outage map and restoration times).
To report an outage by phone, call 1-888-301-7700.
The city of Boston has declared a parking ban and snow emergency, which is going into effect at 7 a.m.
Call the mayor’s 24-hour hotline: 617-635-4500
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