Expect to see snow begin to fall around 9 a.m. Friday morning throughout the region with heavier snow coming Friday night into Saturday.
The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a blizzard warning from 6 a.m. Friday to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Whiteout conditions are expected and Gov. Deval Patrick is asking non-emergency personnel to stay off the roads after noon Friday.
Walpole could see close to 24 inches of snow during the storm.
The NWS is predicting wind gusts of up to 65 miles per hour.
Walpole will be in a state of emergency beginning at 7 a.m. Friday. Shelters will be set up at the Walpole Senior Center and Walpole Library. Town officials are asking residents to report any emergencies by calling 9-1-1.
An overnight parking ban will be strictly enforced in Walpole. Any cars impeding snow removal operations will be towed.
All schools and town offices will be closed Friday.
For up to the minute information on the storm follow our Walpole Storm Guide.