NATICK, MASS. (WHDH) - The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has deployed more than 2,000 pieces of equipment to treat the snowy roadways.

Flakes began falling during the early morning hours Friday with heavy bands of snow moving through the Bay State until around 11 a.m.

The storm created poor travel conditions during the morning commute.

“Travelers are advised to use caution, travel at reduced speeds, and be mindful of poor visibility,” Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver said.

Mass. DOT said as of 12:20 p.m., 2,487 pieces of equipment were out conducting ice and snow operations.

People are reminded to clear snow off their cars and to shovel out nearby fire hydrants.

Gov. Charlie Baker directed non-emergency state workers to stay home from work and urged Mass. residents to stay off the roads and take public transportation if possible.

Visit the 7NEWS Weather page for the latest weather updates.

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