Baker: New storm to bring more flooding, ‘treacherous’ roads

March 7, 2018

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts officials are gearing up for the second potent nor’easter in less than week, with widely different impacts anticipated around the state.

Gov. Charlie Baker says Wednesday’s storm is likely to bring more than a foot of snow to the Berkshires, scattered power outages and “minor to moderate coastal flooding” in communities still recovering from last Friday’s damaging nor’easter.

State highway officials are warning of treacherous driving conditions west of Route 128 in the afternoon and evening hours, with snow falling at a rate of 2-3 inches an hour in some areas and causing whiteout conditions.

Boston and coastal communities are expected to get mostly rain. Baker noted that tides are not as astronomically high as at the height of last week’s storm, but could still bring additional flooding woes.

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