The storm will strike the region starting Tuesday afternoon, and hit its height during the evening commute, making for a potentially messy and lengthy ride home for many.
The National Weather Service says Boston is expected to get about 5 inches of snow, with less to the south and more to the north and west and up to a foot in the northwest corner of Massachusetts. Providence is forecast to get about 3 inches while Hartford is expected to get 4 inches.
Many school districts in the region are releasing students early for the day, while some have canceled classes entirely.
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