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“Residents are asked to stay off the roads if possible during the storm.”

Erin Clark/Globe Staff

With all eyes on a “historic blizzard” set to impact Massachusetts on Saturday, officials are offering advice on preparation and preparation.

Before the storm, residents should stay informed, have an emergency plan and prepare for possible power outages, according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. The agency also said to prepare your home and make sure your vehicle is ready for winter driving.

“Falling snow and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibility will lead to hazardous travel conditions,” said the the agency said on Twitter. “Residents are asked to stay off the roads if possible during the storm.”

the the agency also said Be sure to check generators, keep your phone and electronics charged, make sure you know where flashlights are, and have extra batteries.

the The Cambridge Fire Department has told residents to secure any objects outside that might be carried away.

Eversource tell the residents to find their gas meter and mark it.

“Keep it away from ice and snow to ensure it operates safely and reliably,” the company said.

With cold weather also comes the risk of freezing pipes. To make sure water keeps flowing through your home, Frank Gomes of Gomes Plumbing Heating and Cooling says to keep your home heated above 50 degrees and let the water trickle in.

If the pipes freeze, Nate Johnson of Johnson Bros. Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, suggested opening the cabinet where they are to let in warmer air. It’s also possible to thaw them out with a hair dryer, he said.



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