With heavy snowfall expected in parts of eastern Massachusetts, but with the exact location of snowfall uncertain, the city of Somerville Monday evening announced it had not declared a snow emergency.
The city posted the following message on its Facebook page at about 6:30 p.m. Monday:
For now, Somerville does not have plans to declare a snow emergency. But if this changes, we will keep you updated here, via our City alert system & on Twitter. If you are not signed up for City alerts (via phone, email or text), you can do so here: http://ow.ly/h0t6J.
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The National Weather Service was predicting a total nighttime snow accumulation of three to five inches.
However, the weather service also issued the following winter weather advisory:
A narrow band of heavy snow is anticipated in proximity of coastal New Hampshirt extending southeast into the eastern hald of the Cape. While the exact placement of an anticipated heavy snow band remains uncertain ... there is still confidence that locations in northeast Massachusetts and the Cape will see snow accumulations at or exceeding 6 inches. It remains plausible that this area of heavy snow will extend west ... impacting remaining eastern portions of Massachusetts. Thus ... it is likely that forecasted snow amounts will be modified as the situation evolves.