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Massachusetts Prepares For Blizzard Conditions



    Winter Storm Preparations Underway in Massachusetts

    Jonathan Choe and Perry Russom report on how residents in Massachusetts are getting ready for Tuesday's storm. (Published Sunday, March 12, 2017)

    If you packed away your parka, it looks like it’s time to pull it back out. An arctic chill is hitting New England and potentially historic March blizzard is on the way.

    People throughout the Commonwealth are rushing to grocery stores, trying to grab as much as they can ahead of Tuesday’s storm.

    The manager at the Trucchi’s in Abington says like always it is bread, milk, and eggs selling out the quickest.

    Anne Marie Moczulewski from Dorchester, a self-described “winter person,” says she prefers the cold snap to the heat and humidity of August.

    Dangerous Conditions Expected in Tuesday's Storm

    [NECN] Dangerous Conditions Expected in Tuesday's Storm

    Tuesday's storm is expected to be a big one. Jonathan Choe reports on the dangers that come along with the blizzard. 

    (Published Sunday, March 12, 2017)

    But many residents are not happy about the freezing temperatures and another round of snow.

    “The wind chill is crazy. I think when I looked this morning it said -8 or -17 out, and it definitely feels like that with this crazy wind,” said Bostonian Finley Hines.

    Some New Englanders are used to the cold, but most say they just want consistency.

    Residents Prepare for Another Winter Blast

    [NECN] Residents Prepare for Another Winter Blast

    Residents are preparing for another round of snow as a nor'easter heads towards New England.

    (Published Sunday, March 12, 2017)

    “It’s taking a toll on me,” said Mark Rogers from Rockland. “I can’t wait for spring.”

    Esteban Guevara, another local, added, “It just doesn’t seem right for this time of year.”

    Many find it hard to believe that such severe weather is on the way after Boston saw record high temperatures just last month.

    Massachusetts Gets Ready For Snow

    [NECN] Massachusetts Gets Ready For Snow

    Locals react to the cold weather and the blizzard expected to hit New England. Perry Russom reports.

    (Published Saturday, March 11, 2017)

    But for now, blizzard and winter storm watches are in effect.

    The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency’s warning issued a statement warning residents of a potential 14-18 inches of heavy snow, with 2-4 inches falling per hour.

    Doctors call the snowfall expected on Tuesday “heart attack snow.” Wet and heavy snow is what raises concern for physicians. Shoveling snow can lead to chest pains and shortness of breath for a lot of people.

    “Anybody who has poor blood flow to any part of the heart, when they exert themselves it’s like a stress test,” says Dr. Andrew Liteplo from Massachusetts General Hospital.

    MEMA advises limiting any time spent outside and keeping a close eye on pets.

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