NWS Discourages Any and All Travel in Weather Conditions
A special weather statement was issued due to heavy snowfall as well as high winds.
The National Weather Service office in Taunton has issued a special weather statement in addition to the hazardous weather outlook and winter storm warnings for today.
The statement reads that moderate to heavy snow bands are impacting the interstate 95 corridor in south-eastern Massachusetts. Snowfall of 1-3 inches per hour, plus winds gusting at up to 45 mph may cause limited visibility, hazardous travel and power outages.
"Travel will be very difficult and highly discouraged today," the report also reads.
Lue MacLean from Sullivan Tire and Auto Service, which has offices here in Norwood, issued Patch a statement about winter driving, saying that caution and the proper techniques can minimize accidents.
“Winter driving can obviously be very tricky," MacLean wrote. "You really should be prepared with tires appropriate for the snow, they help your traction and braking ability. If your vehicle does not have proper snow tires, be sure to minimize your turns and movements and leave plenty of distance between other cars. We also suggest turning electronics and radio off for concentration.”
The wet and heavy nature of today's snow may also be causing downed tree limbs and power lines. The National Grid power outage map is not showing any outages in the town of Norwood, but has many in the area to just the east. One power outage on Lane Dr. in Norwood was already reported to Patch this morning.
If your area has been impacted by power outages or dangerous conditions because of the snow, let us know.