CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – After Monday’s all-day storm, man-made mountains of snow grew even taller in shopping center parking lots. By the time the storm moved out of our region, many western Massachusetts cities and towns ended up with about a foot of fresh snow, and the day ended with frigid temperatures and strong winds.
One Chicopee resident said, “You have to dress in layers. I’m Long Johns. Yeah, you have to dress in layers you know. Basically. The wind chill is bad. It’s New England. You have to get used to it.”
Some businesses like Papa Gino’s in Chicopee stayed open through the storm. After a slow start in the morning, their business really picked up around dinner time with all the delivery orders. Restaurant Manager Jessica Concepcion said, “I’m actually delivering too to help out because I have all wheel drive.”
Snow-covered roads slowed down the delivery drivers, but Concepcion told 22News customers understand that safety comes first. She said “We do try to tell them it could be 45 minutes to an hour, depending on the roads. There’s not really a guaranteed time, and the drivers have to take their time.”
Many schools up and down the Pioneer Valley will open 2 hours later Tuesday tomorrow.