Bay State sees winter blast day before spring
WORCESTER, Mass. (WHDH) -- People across the Bay State are experiencing déjà vu. Just a day before the official start of spring, Mother Nature is delivering another blast of winter.
It was already snowing and schools were canceled in Worcester Monday night.
Workers at Worcester’s DPW yard are getting ready for another winter wallop, attaching plows to the city’s dump trucks again and the budget is already well into the red.
“A million dollars is a big number but we think we’ll be able to make it up once the winter closes and we’ll look at balances and other accounts,” said Bob Moylan, Commissioner of Worcester DPW.
So far, snow totals exceed 100 inches in Worcester, the sixth snowiest on record.
Colder air means more snow, less changeover to rain which is why Worcester usually gets more than its fair share.
If the city gets a minimum of four inches Tuesday, this will become Worcester’s fifth snowiest season.
“It’s kind of becoming old hat because it seems every week we're getting clobbered,” said Bonnie Narcisi.
School kids usually root for snow days, but not in Worcester. Five snow days are built into the school calendar. Two extra school days have already been tacked on to the end of the year. Worcester students will be in school through June 25 since school is canceled Tuesday.
“We don’t want to extend the school year,” said Kyle Stokes.
“No I was actually looking forward to coming back,” said Colby Croteau, who said he’s willing to go to school Tuesday.
And here's something that adds insult to injury for this forecast: the high temperatures in Worcester during this same exact week last year: 74, 78, 76, 73, 78, and 73.
Worcester will bring in extra crews to treat the roads at about midnight.