Snowfall Blitz Hits Massachusetts with Up to 12 Inches Already; More Expected

Boston, Massachusetts – A winter storm has blanketed parts of Massachusetts with up to a foot of snow, and the flurries are expected to continue. The city of Haverhill reports receiving the highest snowfall so far, with 12 inches as of Sunday morning. Plaistow and Windham, just over the New Hampshire border, have also been buried under a foot of snow. Tuftonboro in New Hampshire, Limerick in Maine, and Norfolk in Connecticut have all seen 12 inches of snowfall as well.

According to the National Weather Service, here are the recorded snowfall totals across the region. In Massachusetts, Haverhill received 12 inches, followed by Granville with 10.4 inches, and Fitchburg with 9.9 inches. Worcester, Sterling, Westhampton, Hubbardston, Westfield, Lunenberg, Townsend, Pepperell, Grafton, North Andover, Boylston, Holden, Shrewsbury, Leominster, and Westborough all received various amounts between 8.3 and 9.2 inches.

In New Hampshire, aside from Plaistow and Windham, Tuftonboro recorded 12 inches of snow, while Salem, Hudson, Nashua, and Stratham received between 8.5 and 11 inches. In Maine, Limerick experienced 12 inches of snowfall, with Hollis receiving 10.5 inches. Norfolk in Connecticut received 12 inches, while West Hartford, Winsted, Canton, and Warren saw between 9 and 10 inches. Brookfield, Vermont received 9 inches of snow.

Residents in these areas should be cautious while traveling, as the heavy snowfall can create hazardous conditions on the roads. Motorists are advised to drive at reduced speeds and to maintain a safe distance from other vehicles to prevent accidents. Additionally, it is essential to clear snow and ice from sidewalks and driveways to prevent potential slips and falls.

The ongoing snowstorm is expected to continue throughout the region, and residents are advised to stay updated with the latest weather forecasts and any potential advisories or warnings from local authorities. It is crucial to take necessary precautions, such as dressing warmly and ensuring that homes are adequately heated. Stay safe and mindful of the weather conditions to minimize any potential risks or inconveniences caused by the snow.