GRAFTON, Mass. -- The National Weather Service predicts a large snowstorm for Central Massachusetts, the worst from Friday into Friday night with the potential for up to 24 inches.
With wind gusts up to 29 mph, the potential for power outage is possible, said Ray Mead, director of Grafton Emergency Management Team.
Mead said the storm shelter, which is located at the Municipal Center gym, 30 Providence Road, is not scheduled to be opened but will send an update if it does. If it were to open, no pets will be allowed.
The following message was prepared by Mead:
Grafton Emergency Services are preparing for a major storm to begin on Friday morning. The storm could possibly cause the following:
- Wide spread power outages for an extended time period
- 18 to 24” of snow is expected across the State
- Severe blowing and drifting
- Possible building and structural damage
- High winds inland will be 50 to 60 mph gusts
- Winter storm watch inland
- Blizzard watch for eastern Mass.
Grafton Emergency Management recommends the following be on hand:
- Enough supplies for 3 days
- Non-perishable food
- Flashlights with extra batteries
- Portable radio or NOAA radio
- First aid kit
- Blankets and sleeping bags
- Fire extinguisher
Grafton Emergency Management will update everyone on the storm, preparations and possible shelter opening, Mead said.