BOSTON, Mass. - (WKYT) - It’s a blizzard that could be one for the history books.
“This is going to be one of the biggest ones. It’s going to be an equivalent of the snow storm of 1978.”
Cecilia d'Oliveira, who once lived in Kentucky, now resides a few miles outside of Boston in Lexington, Massachusetts.
As of Friday afternoon, she says they already had four inches of snow but the conditions are expected to worsen.
“The wind is blowing and every hour the snow is coming down thicker and thicker,” d'Oliveira said.
But the worst of the weather seems to be on its way.
“By the time we wake up on Saturday morning I expect us to have a foot and a half of snow.”
D'Oliveira made sure to stock up on necessary supplies like food, water and even gas--despite the fact that most of the roads are closed.
“The governor said we should not be on the roads so we can’t drive anywhere. But in these conditions you wouldn’t want to drive anyway.”
But she says it's impossible to fully prepare for one thing--- wide spread power outages.
“The thing I’m most worried about is that they're predicting hurricane force winds near the coast and inland up to 60 mph and that kind of wind is going to bring down branches. We are probably going to have many power outages.”
Now she, along with the other 40 million people in the blizzard's path, have no choice but to ride out the potentially historic storm.