An arctic blast in the midst of today’s snow storm will cause any slush or standing water in Belmont and eastern Massachusetts to rapidly freeze causing hazardous road and pavement conditions, according to the National Weather Service in a Special Statement it released at 3:10 p.m.
In addition moderate to occasionally heavy snow will continue, at times up to an inch an hour can be expected into the evening hours. This means that some areas could receive another 3 to 5 inches of snow. This will bring storm totals closer to 15 to 18 inches in areas of the Mass Pike northward with local 20 inch amounts possible.
Motorists and pedestrians are urged to slow down and use extreme caution this afternoon and evening due to reduced visibilities and the flash freeze conditions.