WESTFIED, Mass. (WWLP) – Wednesday, residents in Western Massachusetts were snow blowing, shoveling, and scraping to clear the snow that a March nor’easter dumped on the state.
Communities across western Massachusetts seeing anywhere from 1 foot of snow to closer to 2 feet in the Berkshires. In Westfield, residents had to dig out from 17 inches of snow.
Plow crews were out working throughout the night to try and make sure roads were clear for anyone who does need to travel Wednesday. Many side streets still have some snow covering them, but main roads and highways are in better condition. There is no longer a speed restriction on the Mass Pike from New York to Boston, according to MassDOT.
MassDOT is reminding drivers to clear any snow from car roofs and headlights before driving for the sake of your safety and for the safety of drivers around you.
One resident who spent last night clearing the snow was not happy to find he had more work to do early Wednesday morning. “A lot of ice, I’m late for work. We live in New England, the weather’s like that,” said Jorge Perez.
Now, residents who have sidewalks are responsible for clearing them off. They have 24 hours from the time the snow ended to do so.
One man told 22News he was looking forward to the storm because more snow means more work. “I’ve been out since 5 o’clock this morning, started on the property behind you, took about an hour, I was out last night for about two hours. Now I’m here helping him and going back out for more,” said Rudene Westbrook of Westfield.
If you’re in the snow clearing business Tuesday’s storm was a good one for you. This snowfall total makes this storm the second biggest snow storm since snowfall measurements were first recorded at Westover in 1945.
Winds could cause snow to blow back over the cleared roads Wednesday, so be sure to give yourself some extra time to get where you need to go.
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