The winds continued into the morning across Chicopee, making for poor visibility.
The snow began to increase in intensity across western Massachusetts as the sun came up Tuesday morning.
Some plow drivers took a break from the snowy roads Tuesday morning to grab a hot meal and coffee.
Blowing snow and developing icy patches are making for very difficult travel, even in areas where plows have cleared the roads.
By 4:00 Tuesday morning, 5.5 inches of snow had already fallen in Palmer, as the winds whipped and snow came down at a steady pace.
Due to the incoming snow storm, many western Mass. cities and towns issued parking bans Monday night, including Springfield.
The entire northeast was on high alert as a major snow storm passed through, especially here in Massachusetts.
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Snow started to accumulate Monday night throughout western Mass. as a big storm passed through the area.
Driving should be avoided at all costs, but in an emergency there are ways to keep yourself safe.
Fire prevention experts say there’s an increased risk for house fires during snow storms like the one passing through western Massachusetts.