Southeastern Mass. bears brunt of first big snowstorm

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December 29, 2012, 9:47 pm
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(NECN: Julie Loncich, Foxboro, Mass.) - Widespread snow has moved out of New England. Road crews were busy through the night Saturday into Sunday - working to stay one step ahead of the winter blast.

It was what most of us didn't see much of last winter: Heavy, measurable, plowable snow that sticks to just about everything, including your driveway.

Brad Smith wanted to get an early start.

“That's the idea,” Smith said.

“A little bit at a time. I have a snow blower, but I just assume get the exercise  and keep it down gradually.”

Down the street on Rt. 140 in Foxboro, Mass., his neighbor is testing out the snow blower -- his first ever.

“Right now I like it,” Jim Chalmers said.

“Just playing right now. Making sure it works."

While it may look pretty, it can be quite dangerous.

The plows are out, but the roads are certainly snow covered. Slippery conditions are likely to blame for this two-car accident on Rt. 140 early on Saturday night.
 
Michael Callahan says he saw quite a few tires spinning and drivers out of practice.

“No, I saw a lot of people can't drive though,” he said.

“First storm. Stay home."

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