Greatest snowfall expected for Franklin County

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The snow began falling lightly in Greenfield sometime before 5:00 Thursday morning, but the intensity of that snow is expected to pick up throughout the day.

Parts of Franklin County may see some of the highest snowfall totals from this February storm, with the 22News Storm Team projecting some towns may get 10 to 16 inches of snow by the time the flakes finish falling. The route from the lower Pioneer Valley into Greenfield, along I-91 has a light coating of snow on it, but you could still see pavement in the early morning.  Traffic was moving at a steady pace, but staying at speeds lower than 50 miles per hour.

Arthur Savoy of Orange made the commute into Greenfield, and said it wasn’t too difficult. “It wasn’t bad.  Route 2 was kind of okay, it’s a little heavier up here, but you know it’s winter in New England!” Savoy said.

There is a parking ban in place for Greenfield, for both sides of all residential streets.  That is in effect from 9 o’clock Thursday morning through 12:00 P.M. on Friday. Several other western Massachusetts communities have also issued parking bans. Click here for a complete listing.

Students will also be able to enjoy another snow day at home, as there  is no school Thursday  in Greenfield, Mahar Regional, Mohawk Trail Regional, and many other school districts across western Mass.

22News will continue its winter storm coverage throughout the day.

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