Whether it was shoveling, or snow blowing, the first major snowstorm of the season kept western Massachusetts residents busy Sunday.
By the time most of us woke up, the snow had already changed to sleet and freezing rain, which made for slippery roads.
“That didn’t help things for the road conditions for all the trucks who are trying to keep it safe for everybody else so you know it probably gave them some trouble,” said James Wilson of Chicopee.
Sunday was the first day in a while where residents needed to grab a shovel or snowblower to dig their way out of their homes.
The snow in Chicopee was a little heavy due to all the sleet and freezing rain that mixed in. One Chicopee woman didn’t mind shoveling the snow and was surprised Hampden County wasn’t hit harder by this storm.
“It was actually not too bad but we only got a few inches it seems so it was pretty easy,” said Mary Lemica of Chicopee.
When it came to snow totals, Hampden County came away with the least amount of snow with this storm.
Springfield, Chicopee, and West Springfield only saw up to 6 inches of snow, which was about half of the highest accumulations in Franklin County.