CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – We haven’t had a snow day like this in quite some time which has many people excited and heading outdoors.

Today is technically our first snow day of the season so people were really excited to get outside! Some say that having a little snow on the ground and in the trees is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit.

The snow showers throughout the day Sunday brought a lot of joy to people here in the Valley.
The snowfall map predicted about three inches here in Western Mass which were more than enough to get into the holiday spirit.

“It’s windy the snow is already accumulating on the ground and it’s very slippery outside but it feels like Christmas,” Charles and Antigoni Protocor from Wilbraham told 22News.

“We’re kind of just enjoying it traveling a little bit safer accounting for the weather but it’s great to see a little bit of snow before Christmas,” said Laurie Palatino from Monson.

The snow on the roads caused drivers to slow down and proceed with caution, but some families hope to see a lot more snow.


“I like it. I like that probably tomorrow it might be I hope maybe a foot so I can be a snow day from school,” said Avery Broughten from East Longmeadow.

Everyone has snow day traditions whether it’s staying in drinking hot chocolate, or making snowballs and snow angels outside.

“You know speeding that’s fun. What else is fun in the snow? Building snowmen it’s really great,” Emma Smith and Bonnie Smith from Chicopee told 22News.

Or if you’re like Avery you may be waiting to see if classes get canceled or delayed.

“It’s that what you guys want. You want them to scan so school tomorrow,” said Charles and Antigoni said.

22News will continue to update you on everything you need to know before heading out the door tomorrow morning.