Although the National Weather Service canceled its winter storm warning for Greenfield and other parts of Franklin County, the region is still anticipating 1 to 3 inches of snowfall on Tuesday.
Per the National Weather Service’s most up-to-date forecast for Greenfield on Monday evening, snowfall is expected to begin overnight, with much of the snow coming before 1 p.m. A winter weather advisory will be in effect until 1 a.m. on Wednesday. The organization advises drivers to plan on slippery road conditions during morning and evening commutes.
In anticipation of snow in the Boston area, Gov. Maura Healey held a winter storm press conference in the city with emergency and highway officials.
“I’m asking Massachusetts residents to take steps to protect yourselves and your loved ones by making sure your homes stay safely heated and traveling on roads with extra care,” Healey said.
The State House will be closed Tuesday, and Healey ordered all non-essential employees of the executive branch to stay home. All Registry of Motor Vehicles service centers will be closed, and in-person hearings and road tests will be rescheduled.
Information on road and traffic conditions can be found online at mass511.com or by downloading the Mass511 mobile app.
Forecasters said the storm track has been difficult to predict, with models on Monday showing it moving more to the south, which could decrease snowfall forecasts.
“National Grid is closely monitoring the weather forecast, and we have crews and personnel in place across Massachusetts ready to respond to any impacts this storm may bring,” Tim Moore, vice president of electric operations for New England, said in a statement.
Eversource said it is bringing in additional line and tree crews in advance of the storm who will be positioned around the state.
National Grid customers can report power outages at nationalgridus.com or call 800-465-1212.
Eversource customers can report an outage online at eversource.com/cg/customer/reportoutage or by calling 877-659-6326.