Bay State deals with wet, slushy snow
FITCHBURG, Mass. (WHDH) -- A third batch of winter weather in three weeks is causing frustration for drivers and homeowners.
But, Todd Miller and his family made the best of a bad situation, creating a 13-foot monster snowman in their front yard.
“Right after we had the blizzard, we built it to nine feet and today we came out and made it a little bigger. It was heavy and thick and tough shoveling it on the side of the snow man but just one little shovel at a time does it,” said Miller.
Just a few weeks after the blizzard of 2013 another several inches of snow blanketed the Fitchburg area. In Bernard McNeill's case, it forced him to pull over and clear his windshield.
“It's heavy, it's very heavy today. I was surprised because I got out there and I figured I was gonna use a leaf blower and that don’t work cause this stuff here is really heavy stuff,” said McNeill.
People shoveled driveways. Others trudged along snow covered streets and tree cutters waited for calls that never came.
“There’s no wind. We usually wait for wind, but there’s no wind. You know, the snow on the limbs weighing them down and breaking them, but I don’t see that happening today,” said Joe Carpenter.
By nightfall, snow was being pushed back, sidewalks cleared and residents are looking forward to some sunshine.
“Just try to stay positive, start thinking about April. All this will be gone the trees will be green and everybody will be happy again,” said Miller.
The snow is still coming down, but the streets are pretty easy to navigate and there have been no reports of power outages.