Leap Day storm dumps snow in Central Mass.
GARDNER, Mass. (WHDH) -- Though Boston was dealing with little precipitation on Thursday, areas further west -- like Gardner -- were hard hit by the Leap Day storm.
The wind was gusting Thursday morning, driving the snow in horizontal bands as it continued to fall.
Residents in Gardner know there is no escaping the snow.
“We’re in the snow belt here,” said Bob Gifford. “It’s a lot better than last winter that’s all I can say. If this is what it is, we’ll take it.”
Folks in Gardner saw roughly 10 inches of snow during the storm.
Crews were out plowing and treating roadways, but some spots remained snow-covered and slick, and drivers were urged to use caution during the morning commute. Many left home early in an attempt to get ahead of the snow.
"I got up about 45 minutes early, you know, just to get to work, cause the roads are pretty bad out toward Winchendon," said Scott Dion. "It's pretty good considering it's this late; I didn't think we'd get this much snow."
The snow total this year is only a quarter of what it was last year. Residents say there is little to complain about.
“This is like a cake walk,” said Gifford.
Gardner schools were closed Thursday.
Be sure to check out the video and see 7's Susan Tran having some fun in the snow!
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