Boston braces for a big one

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February 7, 2013, 6:01 am
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(AP/NECN: Justin Michaels, Weston, Mass.) - A major winter storm could dump as much as two feet of snow on sections of New England.

A blizzard watch has been posted for parts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

The National Weather Service says the heaviest snow will fall Friday night into Saturday.

NECN Reporter Justin Michaels got a look at some of the storm preparations.

State officials are urging people to stay off the roads, if possible, during the height of the storm.

"The heaviest storm conditions will happen right around the Friday evening commute...added vehicles on the road will make it difficult to do our snow and ice- plow theĀ  snow and treat the roads - so what we'd really like to do is have people avoid those peak commuting hours as much as possible. That will allow us to be more efficient in our operations for treating the snow and ice and keeping the roads as clear as possible," said Massachusetts Highway Administrator Frank Depaola.

"So any way that people can avoid the highways during the height of the storm will be to our advantage and will help us clear the storm quickly and manage it throughout the event."

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