Weather forecasters last week were correct in predicting major record-breaking snow for eastern Massachusetts lasting most of 24 hours from late Friday to late Saturday night.
The snow spotter in Halifax measured 23 inches when it was all over at about 9:30 Saturday night. Plympton came in at 20 inches at 9 p.m. according to the Boston Globe. There were comparatively few power outages and Halifax Police Chief Joao Chaves said there were no automobile accidents, only cars off the road stuck in the snow with no injuries. Halifax Highway Superintendent Steve Hayward said, “I’d like to thank the crew of 20 that I had for this storm. They did an excellent job. We had two contractor trucks go down halfway through the storm, I appreciate the flexibility in everyone when routes had to be changed.”
In Plympton, three town vehicles, accompanied by 13 private snow plows, kept the streets in goood shape. Highway Superintendent Rob Firlotte praised his crew and said they will be ready should this weekend’s storm materialize.
Capt. John Sjostedt of the Plympton Fire Department told the Express, “Thankfully the wind that was predicted did not impact our area. We had two minor incidents: 1. tree on wires and 2. Carbon monoxide in the home due to a generator that had the exhaust facing the house.”
After a warming trend Wednesday and Thursday, weathermen are tracking another storm for this weekend with rain turning to ice with possible mixing with snow.
Just another chapter in New England weather.