Potential Winter Storm Could Make Driving Conditions Difficult
With the uncertainty surrounding the timing and types of precipitation we can expect over the long holiday weekend, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) recommends that everyone take extra precautions if they must travel beginning on New Year's Eve. The potential statewide winter storm is expected to have an adverse impact on travel throughout the region.
• Beginning Thursday evening, it is recommended that those traveling to evening holiday festivities take Public Transportation.
• Continue to monitor the weather through the Media, as conditions may change.
• During this time of year you should always travel with at least a half-tank of fuel in your vehicle.
• Avoid driving during the height of the storm, if possible, allowing those treating and plowing the roads to safely do their jobs.
• If you must be on the road, leave plenty of time for your trip, drive slowly, and allow extra room between yourself and others on the road.
• Even when the snowfall subsides, blowing snow can continue to make visibility difficult.
• As with every New Year's Eve, regardless of the driving conditions, drive defensively and take extra precautions if you must be on the road.
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is the state agency responsible for coordinating federal, state, local, voluntary and private resources during emergencies and disasters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. MEMA provides leadership to: develop plans for effective response to all hazards, disasters or threats; train emergency personnel to protect the public; provide information to the citizenry; and assist individuals, families, businesses and communities to mitigate against, prepare for, and respond to and recover from emergencies, both natural and man made. For additional information about MEMA and Winter Preparedness, go to www.mass.gov/mema.