Ontario, eastern U.S. bracing for winter storm - 660 NEWS
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Ontario, eastern U.S. bracing for winter storm

While we sit back and enjoy warmer than usual weather here in Calgary, people back east are bundling up for a massive blast of winter.

Around 30 centimetres of snow are being forecasted to fall on parts of Ontario, especially in the Toronto area.

660 Meteorologist David Spence says an even bigger dump is expected on the eastern united states.

“You’re looking at heavy snow amounts in New York and Boston. New York might be in for 20-30 centimetres of snow, but Boston could get hit with anywhere from 60-70 centimetres of snow. It could be a historic snowstorm for them.” He says.

Spence says a record amount of snow could fall.

Kris McCusker from 680News in Toronto tells us they are preparing for the biggest snowfall they’ve had in five years.

“There’s been a lot of talk about how to, sort of, change plans tomorrow. Many people are telling us through Twitter, they’re planning to work from home. Some people are talking about taking public transit rather than driving, just because that might be a little easier.” She says.

A strongly worded weather advisory in Massachussets calls the storm a “potential historic winter storm”.

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has issued a snow emergency.

“I want to remind everyone to use common sense. Stay off the streets of our city. Basically, stay home.”

While Toronto is struggling to live down a call they made to the army in 1999 to help clear the streets, McCusker adds Toronto doesn’t get this weather all the time, and they may not be equipped to handle it.

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