Wintry Storm Makes For Slippery, Sloppy Morning Commute

December 11, 2019 - 9:14 am

BOSTON (AP) — The wintry storm that struck New England on Wednesday didn't drop a lot of snow, but the timing made for a slippery, sloppy morning commute.

The storm was expected to drop 2 to 4 inches of snow on most areas of southern New England, with the highest amounts in central Massachusetts and northeastern Connecticut.

Some school districts cancelled classes for the day, including Worcester, Massachusetts, where more than 5 inches of snow had fallen by 8 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Other school districts delayed the start of the day by two hours.

Lighter snowfall totals were expected in northern areas of New England, where the weather service warned of black ice on Maine and New Hampshire roads as temperatures dropped and Tuesday's rainfall froze.

Many commuter rail lines in greater Boston were reporting delays, due to what the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority described as “crossing gate issues” or “slippery rail conditions.”

Connecticut State Police say they had responded to more than 200 service calls Wednesday morning, including 30 accidents.

The snow struck a day after temperatures reached 60 in some places in the region, making it feel more like spring.

The snow as expected to taper off by noontime, forecasters said.