Slush, cold, rain caught New England residents off guard Monday

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It was a wet dreary day across western Massachusetts Monday.

Seasonal businesses had a slow day or even closed down after Monday’s slush, cold, and rain.

“I’ve had it, quite frankly, I’m done with winter,” one local resident told 22News.

It was a slushy start to the work week, with rain freezing overnight, becoming heavy rain and then drizzle throughout Monday.

“I heard the sleet on the windows last night, so I knew it wasn’t going to be pretty,” said another local resident.

The slush and rain slowed down seasonal businesses, with Mr.Cone in Chicopee opening an hour late, and Six Flags in Agawam, which was set to be open every day for school vacation week, closed Monday altogether.

“Definitely was a bit of a hassle getting to work,” Roxanne Corley of West Springfield told 22News. “Living on a hill with snow on there, I actually ended up five to ten minutes late. I did hear of several accidents, but with weather like this it kind of just happens now.”

The Berkshires, Belchertown, and West Springfield all saw power outages for parts of the day.

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