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Clean Up Underway After First Big Winter Storm

Some areas of Massachusetts saw an estimated 14 inches of snow on Saturday



    Cape Cod Gets Covered in Snow

    Residents on Cape Cod enjoyed the fresh foot of snow as the region transformed into winter wonderland. Elysia Rodriguez reports. (Published Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017)

    The first big snowstorm of the year dropped more than a foot of snow on some areas of southern New England, and the region may not be finished with the snow just yet.

    Residents began digging out on Sunday morning, including those in East Bridewater, where the highest snow total was reported at a whopping 19.5 inches.

    "This will probably take me about 4 hours to do the whole thing," said Kevin Realini, of East Bridgewater. "Two driveways and clean off all the kids' cars."

    Father and son team Sean and Mike McBirney of East Bridewater were up bright and early to clear their driveway.

    "Light stuff, fortunately all of the machines running, got a couple sons out here," Sean McBirney said.

    Most main roadways were cleared by morning because plow drivers had been out all night long. Still some drivers said they were going to put in a few more hours before calling it a day.

    "Another 3-4 hours. It's nice that it's Sunday," said plow truck driver Matt Zimmerman. "Everybody's hopefully going to stay home, stay in bed."

    The National Weather Service says a heavy band of snow squalls could dump another 1 to 2 inches in some areas of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut Sunday afternoon.

    Parts of Connecticut reported up to 10 inches, while parts of Rhode Island had up to a foot of snow.

    Because of weather conditions elsewhere in the country, travelers to Boston's Logan Airport were being urged to check with their airlines due to numerous flights being canceled or delayed.

    Clean Up Begins After First Winter Storm

    [NECN] Clean Up Begins After First Winter Storm
    Massachusetts residents have begun the clean up after the first big winter storm tore through the area on Saturday.
    (Published Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017)

    Temperatures were expected to remain in the 20s on Sunday.

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