REGION – This weekend’s much anticipated nor’easter has arrived, bringing heavy snow and the potential for high winds throughout the day.
Originally projecting roughly a foot of snow in area communities, some forecasters have since said the region could see up to two feet before this storm pulls away.
Locally, area businesses and non-emergency municipal facilities are largely closed.
First responders and DPW crews, meanwhile, have called on community members to stay off area roads.
Residents are asked to check on neighbors who may need help.
Fire and police departments have also reminded residents to clear their fire hydrants and ensure that accumulating and drifting snow does not block exhaust vents from their homes, as that could lead to a build up in carbon monoxide.
Public officials have warned of power outages linked to this storm.
As of 8:30 a.m. those such outages were sparse in the general area, with one batch of outages reported in Northborough, according to National Grid. There were no reports in other area communities.
This post will be updated with additional photos and information throughout the day.