Winter Storm Watch

Snow storm

As Monday’s storm descends on Massachusetts, rest assured you can report a claim 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Some of our popular, after-hours claim numbers:

Travelers:     1-800-252-4633

Safety Insurance:    1-800-951-2100

Vermont Mutual:      1-800-435-0397

Progressive Insurance:    1-800-274

MPIUA:      1-800-392-6108


CBS Boston reports the following Winter Storm Watch:

10 a.m. to 4 p.m:

The “peak” of the storm. When the majority of the snow accumulation occurs. Steady and at times heavy snow falls in all of eastern Massachusetts. Again, heaviest snow and strongest winds in southeastern Massachusetts. Blizzard conditions in that region.

After 4 p.m:

Snow continues across the area but lighter in intensity. Snowfall accumulation slows considerably and winds begin to turn more northerly and with a bit less ferocity. While the snow will continue for most of the night, it will get lighter and spottier after midnight, with just a few flurries left Tuesday morning.


9-to-12 inches:

The highest snow totals will be in southeast Massachusetts including Plymouth and Bristol counties as well as the Cape and Islands. There will likely be some ocean-enhanced snowbands in this area, these highly localized bands of snow could cause a few towns in southeast Mass. to go over the foot mark.

6-to-9 inches:

Norfolk County, Suffolk County (Boston) and all areas inside Route 128, including the North Shore and Cape Ann.

3-to-6 inches:

Most of the 495 belt north of the Mass Pike, and points west to Worcester County and southern New Hampshire.

1-to-3 inches:

Areas north and west of Worcester County.


A major factor with this storm will be the powerful northeast wind gusts. Once again the worst hit area will be Plymouth County, Cape Cod and the Islands where gusts will range from 45-to-65 mph Monday.

Farther north along the Coast from Boston to the North Shore, gusts will range from 30-to-45 mph.

Across the interior, winds will be gusty but not nearly as powerful, gusts 20-to-40 mph at times.

Given the already stressed trees due to our last heavy and wet snow on Friday, numerous power outages are again likely with this event.


The area of concern once again – the Plymouth County coastline, Cape Cod and Nantucket. We expect minor to moderate coastal flooding here between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.


First the snow.  While the majority of the snow will fall on Monday, some snow will likely be in the air Tuesday and Wednesday as well. Then comes the cold, the most brutal air since last winter will drop out of Canada later this week. Next weekend looks absolutely frigid. High temperatures in many areas could be stuck in the single digits by day, dropping below zero at night.