Potentially Historic Blizzard To Hit Boston Area Monday Evening

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"Crippling and potentially historic" is how the National Weather Service is describing the massive winter storm that's bearing down on New England.

Thousands of flights have already been canceled, a state of emergency has been declared, Boston Public schools have been canceled for Tuesday and Wednesday. Forecasters say that travel Tuesday will be "impossible and life-threatening."

Monday afternoon, Mayor Marty Walsh encouraged residents to be calm and prepared for the three feet of snow that's expected Monday night and Tuesday.

"I'm asking everyone to do their part," said the mayor. "Put public safety first. Stay off the roads as much as possible...Look out for your neighbors. Pay attention to the restrictions, the information and the warnings that we are providing. And allow city, state officials and emergency services to do their work."

David Epstein’s predicted snowfall totals, as of Monday morning. (David Epstein/WBUR)
David Epstein’s predicted snowfall totals, as of Monday morning. (David Epstein/WBUR)


Fred Bever, reporter at the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency bunker in Framingham. He tweets @FredBeverNHPR.

David Epstein, WBUR meteorologist. He tweets @growingwisdom.

Peter Judge, public information officer for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, which tweets @MassEMA.


WBUR: Mass. Braces For Potentially Historic Snowstorm

  • "Massachusetts is preparing for what could be a record-setting blizzard."

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  • "A potentially historic snowstorm is headed for the area, with 20-plus inches of snow expected to fall around Boston."

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  • "A major storm is expected to dump up at least 20 inches of snow across eastern Massachusetts, and it could end up making history for snowfall measured at Logan Airport."

This segment aired on January 26, 2015.


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