Nor'easter Brings Heavy Snow, Tough Travel Conditions To New England

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Nor’easter Wednesday night into Thursday brought heavy amounts of snow to Southern New England. The National Weather Service reported snow fell at a rate of 2-3 inches per hour.

The snow has created dangerous road conditions through out the region.

“It’s been a very busy night for all of our crews. We have about 3,000 pieces of equipment out there. And their crews are really doing a great job keeping up with what’s proving to be a difficult storm,” Massachusetts Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver told WBZ NewsRadio.

Massachusetts officials has advised the public not to travel throughout this storm. A flash freeze is also expected, which would create icy roadways.

“We’re going to have a lot of salt and snow plows out there, but people should still expect they’re going to see some icy spots," Gulliver said.

While it is advised not to travel, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency said that "if you must travel, clear snow off your vehicle, maintain a safe distance, take it slow, and give yourself extra time."

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