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Snowfall, Heavy Winds Across Massachusetts

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Snowfall in Boston is starting to taper off, but heavy winds are expected to kick up.

WCVB Channel 5 Meteorologist Mike Wankum says winds across the city could be as high as 30 miles per hour, and the Cape could see winds up to 50 miles an hour.

"We could see a few power outages just because of the strong winds across the area," Wankum says. "Also, we've loaded up those power lines with some snow and ice, so that's not going to help the situation either."

Wankum and Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency officials say they don't expect to see major power outages across the state.

Meanwhile, Massachusetts Highway Department's Chief Engineer, Frank Tramontozzi, says there haven't been any major problems on the roads, but there's more work ahead for the crews.

"What we're preparing for also is later tonight when the winds pick up," Tramontozzi says. "We'll have to go back and push back the snow that actually does get blown back onto the roadways."

This program aired on December 31, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.


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