A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for all of Eastern Mass.
Snow will begin Saturday morning January 7, 2017 and will taper off Saturday night from west to east.
South Eastern Massachusetts and the Cape and Islands will experience the brunt of the storm with between 12 to 24 inches of snow possible and wind gusts of up to 35 to 45 mph are projected, as well as near blizzard conditions.
The steadiest and heaviest snow will likely fall late Saturday afternoon and evening.
Travel conditions will be treacherous late Saturday afternoon and evening with a potential for power outages.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Community and Government Center will be set up as a warming station for Tribal members who may experience long term power outages during the storm.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal facility, security and emergency preparedness staff will be on site. There will be cots, blankets emergency food and comfort items available as needed for all tribal members. Please be sure to bring basic items of significance if staying overnight such as, eye glasses, medication, toiletries etc..
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Emergency Management team and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Police Department will be available Saturday and Saturday night to pick up and drop off tribal members as needed to and from the warming station.
Call Emergency Management Director Nelson Andrews at 774.327.8367 for more information