BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker urged residents to stay off the road, but did not issue an official travel ban with blizzard conditions bearing down on New England.
“Unless you have a really good reason to be out [Sunday] we would urge you to stay off the roads,” Gov. Baker said Saturday at the Mass Department of Transportation’s Highways Operations Center.READ MORE: Nearly Half A Million Lose Power As Nor'easter Hits Massachusetts
The storm is supposed to intensify overnight, with blizzard conditions expected early Sunday morning.
“It’s a Cinderella evening, you have until midnight to enjoy your loved ones,” Baker said. “That should give everyone an opportunity to have a great Valentine’s Day.”
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Baker also reminded residents that he declared next week to be ‘Valentine’s Week,’ and he encouraged residents to buy from small businesses that have taken a hit from the severe weather.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh did not address the media on Saturday, but has scheduled a press conference at 10 a.m. Sunday inside City Hall to provide an update on the storm.
The MBTA will not provide service on Sunday due to the storm. A decision on Monday’s service will be announced on Sunday.
Several cities and towns around the region, including Boston, have issued parking bans and snow emergencies.MORE NEWS: 'The Wind Was Crazy': Almost All Of Scituate Without Power After Nor'easter
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports