Many western Massachusetts residents started morning with snow cleanup

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The first major snowfall of the season officially arrived in western Massachusetts Thursday night, just days before Thanksgiving and many residents wishing it held off until after the holiday. 

Some areas saw about 5 inches of snow, while others got nearly 9 inches.

In Franklin County, DPW crews were out early trying to make morning commutes safe in Greenfield, while residents also cleaned up their driveways.

Thursday night’s snowstorm resulted in many school closures Friday morning.. and one parent told 22News they hope this isn’t a trend we continue to see.

“I think it’s crazy, I actually didn’t realize we were getting snow until yesterday,” said April Page
“I didn’t think we were actually going to get this much. I’m surprised all the kids were out of school today. 
I feel like they’re gonna be going way into the summer this year.”

Other residents say they’ve gotten used to the unpredictable New England weather.

“Well what are you gonna do, it’s November in New England,” said Timothy Fortin.
“If you can’t do this you don’t belong living here.”

But relief may be in sight. Our 22News storm team says you can expect to see some of this snow melt over the weekend as temperatures stay above freezing during the day.
 

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