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Thursday, February 24, 2022

麻州今晚起估計降雪8到12吋 昆士市宣佈風雪停車禁令

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Winter Storm Preparations, Directs Non-Emergency State Employees to Telework Tomorrow

 

BOSTON – Due to the upcoming winter storm, the Baker-Polito Administration has directed all non-emergency state employees working in Executive Branch agencies to telework, when possible, on Friday, February 25. The administration is urging residents to stay off roadways, especially during the morning commute, and to use public transportation when possible. Drivers who must travel should expect delays, reduce speed and use caution. Snow will develop during the pre-dawn hours, and will be heavy at times throughout the morning commute and will gradually transition to a wintry mix in parts of the state.

  

Current forecasts predict parts of Massachusetts could see up to 12 inches, with the highest amounts falling north of the Mass Pike, and a mix of snow, sleet, or rain in south/southeast Massachusetts. The storm is predicted to also bring icy conditions on any untreated surfaces by late Friday night. 

 

“Friday’s winter storm is expected to bring heavy snow to most of Massachusetts, with high snowfall rates especially during morning commute,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “If you don’t have to travel tomorrow, we urge you to consider staying home, and if you do need to travel, please use caution throughout the day.”

 

MassDOT will have approximately 3,900 pieces of state and vendor equipment available for snow and ice operations which includes over 1,400 plow and spreader combos, 2,100 plows, and 460 front-end loaders. Crews will be conducting snow and ice operations throughout the night on Thursday. To ensure the safety of travelers, MassDOT may implement speed limit restrictions on some highways. Additionally, all active breakdown lane use on highways will be suspended during the storm.

 

The MBTA and Keolis will closely monitor forecasts and changing conditions to help inform decisions about scheduled service and transit operations, and all those using the transit system are encouraged to check mbta.com/winter or @mbta on Twitter for service updates. The MBTA will suspend the use of trolleys on the Mattapan Line on Friday and buses will provide service during the suspension. All subway and commuter rail lines are expected to operate on a regular weekday schedule.

 

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) plans to institute parking bans along agency-managed parkways consistent with local municipal bans. All agency-operated recreational facilities are expected to operate normal business hours on Friday, February 25. 

 

The administration remains in close contact with utility companies as it monitors the storm. Utility companies have secured additional crews, have pre-staged crews in areas that are expected to have significant impacts and will respond to outages as they occur.

 

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is monitoring the storm and is prepared to activate the State’s Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) if necessary. The Baker-Polito Administration remains in close contact with MEMA, National Weather Service, MassDOT and the Massachusetts State Police to monitor the forecast and will work to alert the public with important updates or notifications. Please visit mass.gov/snow to learn what you should do before, during and after a winter storm.


  (Boston Orange 綜合編譯) 整個麻州西部從週四晚上起到週五晚上,都得提防冬季暴風雪。估計降雪8到12吋。

             國家氣象局估計,整個先鋒谷(Pioneer Valley)從週四傍晚到周五早上會有大雪,HampshireFranklin,以及Berkshire郡等地的累積降雪量將達612英吋之多,春田市一帶也會有58寸之多。

  在清晨4點到早上10點之間,雪最大,尤其Hampden郡一帶,可能還會夾雜降霰。雪花估計會持續飄到週五下午,以每小時12吋的速度累積,對傍晚時分的交通會有較大影響。

             今年的冬天,氣候善變,氣溫時高時低。波士頓市昨天才見到華氏69度的高溫,有些地方甚至有華氏70度那麼高,今日氣溫就降了將近40度。

             這次的暴風雪,估計不會出現強風,海岸淹水,或大幅度停電情況,但週五早上的交通,估計會因為還在下大雪而大受影響,車輛速度會很慢。

             這個週末的天氣,會又冷又乾。氣溫會在30度出頭,週日時會再上升一點。週一則是又降到華氏20多度。

             麻州州長查理貝克將於今晚6點半,匯報風雪進展。昆士市則已發出風雪停車禁令的緊急通知,從今晚6點起,主要街道禁止停車。

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