SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) – Western Massachusetts residents can expect snow to break out later Sunday night, which could make for a slippery Monday morning commute for those who have to work.
“Really just another New England day,” Joseph Lastowski told 22News as he shopped for milk, bread, and eggs in West Springfield.
That’s exactly how many Pioneer Valley residents feel about the incoming winter storm: it’s nothing we’re not used to. And the snow is easier to deal with given the fact we’ve only had a few rounds of accumulating snow so far this season. Especially since the snow is coming after a relatively mild weekend.
Roads were dry and skies were sunny most of Sunday.
But in anticipation of the storm, many people are choosing to spend their extra day off inside. Snow is expected to move in Sunday night into Monday.
“Thankfully I don’t have to work [President’s Day]. Um, so I’m just going to kind of dig in and eventually dig out and hopefully, hopefully not get towed parking on the streets of Springfield,” Lastowski explained.
Now travel impacts won’t be nearly as bad as they were for the last storm, and not only because we’re expecting less snow. Many schools have vacation this week, and many people have work off for President’s Day.
But even though there will be less cars on the road, it doesn’t take much snow to slow things down on roads in western Massachusetts. So as always, still plan on extra traveling time, and don’t forget to give yourself extra distance from the car in front of you.
Some cities already have parking bans in place.
The good news is this storm won’t last for days on end. We’re expecting plenty of sun for Tuesday. But we will have to endure another round of wintry weather Wednesday through Thursday.