BOSTON — Citing an "abundance of caution," the City of Boston decided to cancel school Wednesday.
The city saw 6-8 inches of snow through the afternoon Tuesday, but it began to transition to rain in the late afternoon.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh spoke shortly after 3 p.m., asking residents to be careful and avoid traveling in the city until later Wednesday morning.
"I don't want to risk having school buses on the roads," Walsh said. "It's too dangerous."
He noted the dropping temperatures and increasing winds, saying that would make conditions dangerous overnight.
"The storm is going to continue with high winds," Walsh said. "It's going to be dangerous, this is going to freeze up now."
While schools will be closed Wednesday, Walsh said city offices would be open.
From @BostonBTD Operations Center, our traffic engineers are overseeing street conditions. Reminder to all to stay off the roads if possible pic.twitter.com/JNqbeF449k— Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) March 14, 2017
"The City of Boston went into a snow emergency this morning at 7 a.m. and tomorrow morning at 7 a.m., we will lift the snow emergency," Walsh said.
The mayor asked everyone to help shovel their sidewalks and walkways, but warned against pushing snow out into the street.
WATCH LIVE: Boston Mayor Marty Walsh gives mid-storm update on city conditions.Posted by Boston 25 News on Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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