UPDATED: Nor'easter Leaving Roads Slick
National Weather Service says 4-6 inches possible; Framingham Department of Public Works ready.
An early November nor'easter brought the season's first snow locally Wednesday -- and possibly 2 to 4 inches before becoming rain and sleet, and then rain, early Thursday, the National Weather Service reports.
The speed limit on the Massachusetts Turnpike was reduced to 40 mph from the New York border to Westborough around 3 p.m., the Massachusetts Department of Transportation tweeted.
The snow began falling earlier in the afternoon, but intensified as Framingham schools let out.
The National Weather Service says a light ice glaze is expected west of Interstate 95 tonight.
A wind advisory is in effect until 6 a.m., the region could see gusts approaching 35 mph, the agency says. Isolated power outages are possible as a result, the weather service said.
Framingham Deputy DPW Director Paul Barden said Wednesday night the staff was put on standby earlier today.
Barden said primary sanders were treating the major roadways with salt.