SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s a familiar sound to western Massachusetts residents: the scraping of shovels across the pavement and the grumble of snow blowers.
And it’s a sound we’ll hear again Monday morning. A significant winter storm is heading right toward us, and it will impact the morning commute.
This storm will bring us closer to the typical amount of snow we normally see by now across western Massachusetts, a number we’ve been chasing since the start of winter.
We were severely lacking snow in December and we were a little behind in January and February. We normally see nearly 40 inches of snow in Springfield by now but we’re still stuck at just over 30 inches.
For the entire winter season, we usually average a total of 50 inches. And March is not an exception to snow, we usually pick up about 9 inches this month. But while the snow is to be expected, some locals are not looking forward to another winter storm.
“Well I am driving up from the Cape for a meeting in Hinsdale this evening, or this afternoon, and I’m concerned about whether or not I’m going to be able to start home before the storm begins,” George Deering told 22News.
Regardless of exactly how much snow falls, you can definitely expect a slow and slushy Monday morning commute.