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Roads Getting Slick, Forecast Worsens for Reading and North Reading

Storm is making a stronger push to the north and west.

What had been forecast to be a moderate winter storm for Reading, North Reading and the Greater Boston area is beginning to pickup momentum and could wind up packing a pretty good wallop.

The latest forecast from the National Weather Service is now calling for Reading, North Reading and the surrounding area to get 4-8 inches of snow.

Snow is expected to continue through the night and a Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until Sunday at 7 a.m.

Visibility on the roads is limited and fog is expected to roll in around midnight to 2 a.m. making it worse. The low temperature tonight will be around 28 degrees. There will also be steady north winds overnight around 16 mph.

The snow may initially be mixed with rain near the coast, according to the National Weather Service, before changing to all snow. The heaviest snow should fall throughout midnight, with snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour expected.

Measured snow totals from across the region are available on the National Weather Service's website.

Ron Powell December 30, 2012 at 05:12 AM
Thus far, the response from the Town of Reading has been disapointing. Most of the major road ways are treacherous, and many of the side roads have not been plowed since the storm began around 3:30. There is five inches of snow on South Street, and I have yet to see a Town plow. #fail
Ron Powell December 30, 2012 at 06:33 AM
Have to say that as of 12:30a, the Town was out in force. South Street got plowed within 20 minutes of my comment.

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