(NECN: Alysha Palumbo - Boxford, MA) - The sound of snow blowers filled the town of Boxford, Mass. as night fell Friday, as residents tried to tidy up from the roughly two feet of snow Mother Nature dumped on them overnight.
But the frigid temperatures didn’t make that cleanup any easier.
“It’s a little rough, I’m jealous of all my buddies down south right now, back at school,” said Steve Jones.
“It’s pretty crazy, I was outside for a little bit today, just walking around, and my friends’ parents were trying to get us to go outside, but we just wouldn’t,” said his brother, Evan.
While some preferred to stay inside as temperatures dipped below zero, others just layered up and braved the cold.
“It’s a bit chilly, but, you know, I really don’t mind it," said Boxford resident Elizabeth Wolfran. "It’s just me, I’m kind of packed in good, and I’m heavy, and it doesn’t bother me, I don’t mind it at all.
Wolfran is trying to keep that positive attitude going in the aftermath of the storm where she and her daughter got help from the fire department to get their snow blower started in the height of the storm.
“They came right down and I said all I need is one, but they sent me two and they were trucking through it and they were like, oh my God because the wind drift and all it was up to their knees I think, but they were great, they were awesome they came right out for us,” she said.
Even when the sun was out, there was an arctic chill in the air as residents shoveled the remnants of the powdery snow storm.
“Not again, not again," said Boxford resident Scott McDonald. "we’ve just had enough of it already and it’s just begun."
“I don’t like it but I have no choice just to stay with it, put another log on the fireplace,” said resident Paul Landry.