Nor’easter hits Metro-west with blanket of snow
SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass. (WHDH) -- Though snowfall from the nor’easter has ceased, the ground is covered with eight inches of snow in Southbridge, the largest amount seen across Massachusetts.
Now, rain is adding to the mess, making the snow heavier and the roads icier.
“To be honest, it was a little bit surreal,” said Cody Bolduc. “It’s matted down quite a bit. It’s heavy, but not as bad as last year’s storm.”
Plows worked overnight to clear the streets for early morning commuters, who had to spend extra time getting out of their driveways.
“I think it came a little quicker than what they expected, and we got a little more than what was expected,” said Carol Vallee, who spent the morning shoveling.
Trevor Rodriguez used the shovel to clear sidewalks, as well as his car, which is now blocked by a mass of snow.
“It's horrible, there’s just so much snow everywhere,” said Rodriguez.
But, not everyone was upset. A snowball fight took the place of the first school bell.
Kids woke up to a two hour delay, and one dad made the best of it.
“Keep having fun over here,” he said.
“This is New England, you have to expect anything,” said Vallee.
Though residents are surprised by the nor’easter, they are happy to have power, unlike the freak nor’easter that hit last Halloween.