Winter storms continue to assault Massachusetts
by：Tanco Tire,Timax Tyre 2020-09-06
Certain Eastern and Central Massachusetts areas could experience a storm expected to arrive Wednesday night and persist onto Friday morning. National Weather Service forecasters stated this afternoon that the storm could cause up to 10 inches of snow.
Winter storm watches were issued from Worcester County to the coast in regards to the possible upcoming snowfall. Of which shouldn't be as heavy along the coast, Cape Cod and the islands, per a weather service snowfall forecast map.
Strong winds could play a vital role in causing accidents along the coast. Forecasters are saying they expect heavy, wet snow to be whipped by winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour and gusting up to 50 mph. They could make driving difficult and can cause unexpected accidents because they can also take down tree branches and unsuspecting power lines.
Forecasters stated that the storm should be long and should gradually get heavier as the days go by from Wednesday through Friday morning; Thursday should be hit the heaviest. Friday evening come, the storm should have fizzled out.
The forecaster told reporters that 'confidence grows that this storm will have a moderate to high impact on Southern New England.' And there is some uncertainty about the storm as it could result in a bust.
It is always important that drivers are aware of potentially hazardous driving conditions and are adequately prepared for them as they could lead to a vehicle wreck resulting in serious vehicle damage or personal injury.
Below are a set of basic steps to consider when driving in winter conditions.
Ensure your vehicle has a good set of tires with a healthy amount of thread and a set of tire chains that you know how to install. You can keep the tire chains in the trunk of the vehicle until you encounter icy roads.
Then check the defroster system and windshield wipers. It is important that they are functioning appropriately to battle the difficult weather. That they can clear your windows, if not get them replaced. And make sure that the defroster system works to prevent fog build up that reduces visibility. Fluid levels should be as specified by the manufacturer and hoses should show no signs of leaks.
Last but not least ensure that the battery has enough juice to get your car going in the winter weather.