Winter Storm Linus updates via Mass State Police Twitter

Winter Storm Linus is making it very hard and possibly hazardous drive, one that state police are stating you should avoid if you can. Not worth risking driving in these conditions if you do not have to.

A few accidents have occurred and reports of vehicles that went off the streets on I-91, I-291 and I-391, including those in Western Mass, where spinouts have occurred with minor injuries.

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The Mass State Police Twitter account is being updated regularly, the last tweet was 10 minutes ago saying, “Some parts of MA seeing blizzard conditions, 1 inch per hour snowfall. Translates into hazardous driving conditions. Use extra caution.”

Motorists are being urged to slow down and leave a lot of extra time if you are travelling from Tobin Bridge decks & I-93 from Dorchester to Somervile because snow is covering them.

Another crash happened on the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) in Sturbridge, the Pike speeds have now been dropped from 65 mph to 40 mph from the New York state line to Boston. One Mass State Police tweet said patrols in Metro Boston are reporting deteriorating road conditions, the roads are open still, but there have been a few spin outs and crashes.

Winter Storm Linus updates via Mass State Police Twitter

The Daily Mail reports that over 2,000 U.S. flights have been cancelled yesterday, with 1,000 being scratched for Monday.

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  • Chuck Anziulewicz

    Please do not indulge The Weather Channel in their pretentious practice of “naming” snow events. TWC is not the National Weather Service.

    One Facebook user posted THIS criticism: “Naming winter storms is the dumbest idea ever. Why hasn’t NWS or any other reputable weather reporting source joined in the naming? Oh, maybe they still feel their role is serious reporting - instead of sensationalizing, dramatizing and commercializing.” It’s pretty much how I have always felt.

    TWC’s Tom Niziol attempted to deflect the criticism: “One reason we’re doing this, simply put, is we can. We cover weather on a national scale. By ascribing a name to a weather system that’s gonna create those types of impacts, we can follow it right across the country.”

    THAT’S their answer? “We do it because we CAN”?? And the only way the personalities at TWC can keep their eye on a weather system is to give it some kind of cute name? That’s the silliest thing I’ve ever heard.