Monday morning's disorienting snow created a nightmare of a commute for early drivers and caused thousands of power outages across Massachusetts.
It also created a bit of a mess across Massachusetts.
Monday night, crews were still cleaning up with a sense of urgency to get it all done before the cold hit overnight.
In Milford, Massachusetts, residents got more than 16 inches of snow. It was a welcome sight for many who wondered if winter would ever hit, and it meant no school and plenty of time to sled.
In Newton, Kathleen Heck and her neighbors ha dplenty to shovel, as well.
"I plan on spending a great deal of time with my friend, the shovel," she joked.
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In Canton, some snowblowers were getting used for only the second time this winter.
"As you guys like to say, it's a plowable event. Definitely giving my snowblower some work to do," one resident said.
In Norwood, NBC10 Boston meteorologist Chris Gloninger shot timelapse videos showing the snow moving in and then melting as temperatures warmed up.
More than 15,000 Massachusetts residents were without power during the peak of the storm Monday morning, according to MEMA. As of 12:45 p.m., that number was brought down to 4,059.
The wet and heavy snow strained electrical wires and made for downed trees across the state. In Norton, 3,029 customers were without power and 2,286 Cambridge customers were blacked out.
During the storm, a plow truck clipped a high-pressure gas meter outside an assisted living community in Needham. The gas started seeping into one building, causing two to be evacuated. They have since returned to their homes.
IMAGES: Storm Leaves Picturesque Scene Across Region
Jacquelyn Goddard, MassDOT's Communications Director, announced a tractor-trailer jackknifed in a serious crash on I-90 in Charlton, Massachusetts. The crash caused the big rig to spill fuel on the road, prompting a shutdown for a few lanes. Lanes were reopened at 7:15 a.m.
MassDOT announced the HOV lane of Interstate 93 south would not be open on Monday due to the storm response.
In Boston's West Roxbury neighborhood, a tipped tractor was stuck on VFW Parkway in the early hours.
Most of the court system in the greater Boston area will have a delayed opening through 11 a.m., officials announced. However, courts in Barnstable, Nantucket and Dukes will operate at their usual time.
Several MBTA trains were under a delay and a few others were canceled due to the unforgiving snow.
State police warned drivers to "Clear the snow before you go," to prevent any tragedies from occurring. Drivers who travel with uncleared snow on the roof of their vehicles pose a threat to themselves and others around them if the snow falls.