BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A winter weather advisory is in effect in Massachusetts as the region is expected to be hit with 3 to 7 inches of snow.
The advisory went into effect at noon on Thursday, Feb. 18 and lasts until 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19.
Snowfall began in the Boston area late Thursday afternoon. Eastern Massachusetts is expected to get the highest amounts of snow.
The National Weather Service said that "travel could be difficult at times as roads become snow covered. The hazardous conditions could impact the Thursday evening commute."
They are urging everyone to "slow down and use caution while traveling."
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh also said on Thursday that 100 pieces of snow removal apparatus are at the ready for the city, along with 30 thousand tons of salt to prevent slippery streets.
"We're asking people to avoid roads if possible, use caution when you're traveling, make sure you go slow," Walsh said. "Residents and business owners, be careful when you're out there."
Walsh added that the city is reminding residents to shovel their nearby sidewalks, crosswalks and fire hydrants if the snow accumulation gets too high.
"And check on your neighbors who may need help as you shovel out from this storm," he said.
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