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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA  
1136 PM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017  
 
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WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-  
WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-  
NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF CHARLEMONT, GREENFIELD, ORANGE, BARRE,  
FITCHBURG, CHESTERFIELD, BLANDFORD, MILFORD, WORCESTER, AND AYER  
1136 PM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017  
 
...FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT  
MONDAY...  
 
* LOCATIONS...WESTERN AND CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS, ESPECIALLY THE  
HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE BERKSHIRES AND WORCESTER HILLS.  
 
* HAZARD TYPES...FREEZING RAIN.  
 
* ACCUMULATIONS...MAINLY A GLAZE OF ICE, YET ACCUMULATIONS UP TO  
A TENTH OF AN INCH ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS HIGHER TERRAIN.  
 
* TIMING...LATE TONIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING.  
 
* IMPACTS...UNTREATED SURFACES MAY BECOME SLIPPERY, ESPECIALLY  
THOSE THAT ARE ELEVATED AND EXPOSED TO THE ELEMENTS, LEADING TO  
HAZARDOUS TRAVEL DURING THE MONDAY MORNING COMMUTE. GREATER  
CONCERN IS ALONG THE ROUTE 2 AND I-91 CORRIDORS IN NORTHWEST  
MASSACHUSETTS.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN OR  
FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR  
SLIPPERY ROADS. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.  
 

 
 

 
 
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