Gov. Baker: Massachusetts ready for first snow of season

Baker said the state is treating Tuesday's storm as a "tier 1" storm, the lowest on a 5-tier scale.

(AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker says Massachusetts is ready for its first snowfall of the season.

Baker said the state is treating Tuesday’s storm as a “tier 1” storm, the lowest on a 5-tier scale.

Baker said the state is “taking all the appropriate precautions.” He said the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority will be deicing its tracks and he expects commuter rail operators will do the same.

New England’s first major snowstorm of the season comes after the region has basked in a string of unseasonably warm days.

In the back of Baker’s mind is Boston’s record snowfall of more than nine feet last winter — including a series of pounding February snowstorms that crippled the MBTA.

The T has spent the past several months working to strengthen its storm resiliency.

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