Late winter storm slugs the Bay State
BOSTON (AP) -- The last full day of winter brought a nasty early-morning mix of heavy wind-driven snow to many areas of Massachusetts, forcing morning traffic to a crawl and prompting school closings.
As Tuesday wore on, the snow and wind let up, but not before some areas of Massachusetts got close to a foot.
The snow had given way to a cold rain in Boston and roads were mostly down to wet pavement.
Lunenburg had 11 inches by midmorning, while Wakefield, Tyngsborough, Bedford and Brookline all had more than nine inches.
Cape Cod and the South Coast got little accumulation, but plenty of sleet and freezing rain.
Worcester got six inches, adding to the fifth snowiest winter in recorded city history.
Boston and Worcester were among communities that canceled school.
Power outages were minimal.