Framingham digs out from 30 inches of snow
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (WHDH) -- With 30 inches of snow on the ground, residents are facing a lot of obstacles.
Plows, busy clearing the streets, won’t have time to clear parking lots until Sunday and sidewalks until Monday.
“This one came down too quickly, too much too quick,” said a resident.
“I’ve never seen anything like this before. I mean we’re getting all these trucks stuck in the snow,” said another resident.
Too much for some tow trucks. Crews kept trying to push through a daylong storm that got the best of them.
“This is one of the worst events I’ve ever been involved in, not just the rate of snowfall we experienced, but the wind, it was drifting it back as fast as they were plowing it,” said Daniel Nau, Framingham DPW.
The town monitored roads with 30 street cameras.
By morning, home owners found snow drifts on roof tops had reached five feet high.
A statewide parking ban kept cars buried in most cases. Police dug out cruisers and firefighters tied chains to tires to navigate treacherous roads.
The driving ban was lifted after 4 p.m. today as the roads were cleared. Police pulled over some cars violating the ban, but none were cited.