MILTON, MASS. (WHDH) - Area officials and residents are preparing for a major snowstorm that is expected to blanket Massachusetts in up to a foot of snow on Thursday.

Boston is expected to see up to 12 inches and other areas could get even more. Officials worked into the night Tuesday to replenish salt and sand supplies to clear roads.

I’m excited, I love a white Christmas so I think it will be good. I didn’t realize it would be quite that much snow,” Emmanuel College junior Sarah Cowal said.

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Hardware stores saw shovels, snowblowers, and sleds fly off the shelves.

“It gets busy very quickly, it’s funny how every year no one seems prepared for the snow until the last minute,” said Colby Thomason who owns Village Hardware in Milton. “But we’re always excited to see the snow, snow is very good for us.”

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Meanwhile, a ship docked in Chelsea to replenish the massive salt pile and truckloads were delivered to area public works departments.

This is welcome news to local college students who have some spare time on their hands.

“Yeah I’m excited for it, I don’t have any classes for it. Maybe I can enjoy it now,” Emmanuel College junior Grace Martinek said



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