CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - Forecasters said the storm could top Boston's record of 27.6 inches, set in 2003.
A * WINTER STORM WARNING* will be in effect until 1 PM Saturday.
Gov. Deval Patrick told nonessential state workers to stay home Friday and ordered all non-emergency vehicles off the road by 4 p.m. The heavy, drifting snow was predicted to leave little or no visibility, making traffic extremely difficult and in many cases, impossible.
Power failures were also expected, and a flood warning was to take effect at 8 p.m. Friday until noon Saturday for the state's eastern coastline.
Most airlines planned to cease operations between noon and 4 p.m. Friday at Logan Airport in Boston. Flights were expected to restart Saturday afternoon.
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