With the first of two rounds of winter weather over the next two days now affecting Massachusetts, MassDOT snow and ice operations are ongoing. Crews began pretreating roadways early this morning and as of mid-morning began plowing operations to clear state roadways in time for Tuesday's evening commute.
As of midday, moderate to heavy snow continued, with some transition to freezing rain in parts of southeastern Massachusetts. MassDOT already has more than 3,800 pieces of equipment and more than 730 MassDOT employees working to clear roadways.
MassDOT has approximately 4,000 pieces of equipment available to treat and clear state roads in the event of a major winter storm.
As always, MassDOT urges everyone to check before traveling, drive safely and cautiously, and use public transportation where possible.
Some MBTA bus routes are diverted and stops affected due to slipper conditions today and tomorrow during the storms. Visit the MBTA online for the latest schedules and service advisories.
We invite you to review MassDOT’s winter driving tips.
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