SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) – You know winter is here in the Pioneer Valley when snow blowers are in full swing on driveways and walkways. And they were definitely a necessity Sunday morning, thanks to the first big storm of the winter season.
And everyone in Western Massachusetts was hit by the snowstorm. Snowfall totals ranged from just a few inches to a foot of snow.
Franklin County was the clear winner for most snowfall, the highest report 22News received was 12.5 inches in Northfield. The close second was 12 inches in Erving, also in Franklin County.
Westfield was definitely an outlier for Hampden County, with reports ranging from 9 to 12 inches. Over in Berkshire County, Peru picked up a solid 10 inches of fluffy white flakes.
Hampshire County saw some higher snowfall totals too, with 10 inches reported in Worthington and Cummington.
Springfield only saw about 5 to 6 inches, but that was still enough to cause issues for locals who had to shovel themselves out of their driveways.
“It was a lot… because we waited too long to shovel — it was a lot, kind of hard to shovel,” Kayvon from Springfield told 22News.
More top snowfall amounts include 9 inches for Bernardston and Ashfield in Franklin County. Farther south, sleet prevented snowfall totals from climbing higher.
Chicopee saw anywhere from 6 to 8 inches, South Hadley 6 inches, and Northampton 7 inches.
You can find the full list of snow reports here.