Wintry Mix Headed For Cape Cod

HYANNIS – A wintry mix of weather will impact Cape Cod and the Islands Tuesday with snow, sleet and rain.

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Barnstable County and sections of southeastern Massachusetts from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Snow and sleet is expected to begin by early afternoon, delivering 1 to 3 inches on Cape Cod, lesser amounts on the islands and higher amounts north and west of Boston.

In advance of the storm, some school districts on the Upper Cape and just off-Cape announced early dismissals for Tuesday.

Temperatures will rise through the evening into the low 40’s, prompting a changeover to all rain.

The afternoon commute in the Boston area is expected to be difficult, with heavy snow still falling in that area.

Areas north and west will see 6-8 inches of snow accumulation.

Tree or power line damage is not expected in the latest storm.

The bulk of the precipitation will end by the Wednesday morning commute, but icy spots may linger in western and central Mass.

“We are asking people throughout the Commonwealth to make smart, safe decisions on Tuesday such as taking advantage of public transportation, working from home if possible and leaving early for their afternoon commute,”said Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack.

“Everyone should check a weather forecast and travel conditions before heading out to avoid hazardous driving conditions, as there will be varying types of precipitation in all regions of Massachusetts, including snow, sleet, and freezing rain throughout the daytime and evening hours. The MBTA will be running subway lines in the Boston area at increased capacity starting at noon and all motorists should consider leaving early for their commute home and allowing plenty of extra time to travel.”

“MassDOT is currently conducting preparation activities for the deployment of snow and ice crews in advance of Tuesday’s winter weather,”said Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver. “Forecasters are predicting snow, sleet, and freezing rain in the state which will make travel challenging, so we are asking everyone to have a plan which takes the weather into account. People who are driving should consult a forecast before heading out, give plenty of space to plows and snow and ice equipment, and consider taking public transportation when possible.”

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