(NECN) - Frank DePaola of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation held a press conference Tuesday morning ahead of the afternoon snowfall.
DePaola says the peak of the storm is supposed to be between 4-7 p.m., and that they are expecting a more difficult than usual evening commute.
He is urging drivers to stay off the roads during the height of the afternoon commute when the snowfall will be heaviest.
The HOV lane on 93 in the Boston area will open earlier than normal at 1:30 p.m. for those who plan to try and get home before the height of the storm.
Mass. Sec. Galvin is releasing all non-emergency state employees early at 1:30 p.m.
Galvin is asking private employers in the Greater Boston area to consider releasing their employees earlier, as well, to allow them to reach their homes by 4:00 p.m.
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