Wind gusts, snowfall make for messy commute in Foxboro
FOXBORO, Mass. (WHDH) -- Just one week after Sandy, Foxboro looked like a winter wonderland as winds picked up, blowing snow all over the place.
Get ready. Winter has arrived early.
“Well, I wasn’t expecting it. When I got home last night I was surprised to see,” said a local resident.
About six inches of snow covered the town center, turning roadways to slush. Crews were out trying to get it ready. The fire department had not reported accidents it was sure to be a messy morning ride with snow, sleet and freezing rain expected until early morning.
Visibility late Wednesday night on Route 93 and 95 got down to about a tenth of a mile. The storm brought with it powerful wind gusts. It was a thick, wet snow, great for tossing snow balls but also the possibility of weighing down power lines and causing headaches for home ordinance. A wind advisory remained in effect until 6 a.m. with a winter weather warning until 7. For those who had to work Thursday, the ride home may be as bad.
A chance of precipitation was expected to continue with the possibility of more evening snow. The snow is wet, heavy and icy, which could potentially cause downed trees and power lines.
Roads had been plowed but were slushy, making for a slow commute.