Nearly 4,000 pieces of equipment clearing roads in Mass. during major snowstorm

WORCESTER, MASS. (WHDH) - Crews are busy plowing the roads across New England as a multi-day storm is expected to dump more than a foot of snow in some towns.

Gov. Charles Baker said nearly 4,000 pieces of equipment — 2,100 plows, 1,400 plower-spreader combinations, and 460 front end loaders — will be on the roads.

State troopers have lowered the speed limit on the Massachusetts Turnpike to 40 mph.

In Worcester, 10 inches of snow had fallen as of noon.

Officials implemented a parking ban in the city, leading to about 400 cars being towed, according to City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr.

“The parking ban remains in place and will remain in place throughout the day and overnight, so if you’ve put your car in one of the city garages you can leave it there free of charge so you can comply with the parking ban,” he said. “We want to get as close to curb to curb in the plowing operations.”

Classes at Worcester Public Schools were canceled Monday.

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