PEPPERELL, MASS. (WHDH) - A 7NEWS camera was rolling in Pepperell when the true weight of Tuesday’s nor’easter brought a tree crashing down during the morning commute.

The tree limbs gave way and rattled power lines near the Pepperell Quality Market off of Main Street, leaving no injuries while creating yet another hazard for drivers trying to make their way through the area.

One driver who spoke with 7NEWS described how just stopping to clear his windshield left him stuck as already poor driving conditions worsened.

“I stopped short and the snow fell on my windshield, so I couldn’t see so I pulled into this parking lot to clear my windshield and now I’m stuck,” said Dana Hanson. “I wish I was playing golf.”

With some assistance, Hanson was eventually back on the road and dealing with the conditions he and so many others have been finding challenging, including plow drivers.

“It’s like cement trying to move it,” Carl Shattuck said from his plow truck. “You gotta take it easy, it’s pretty slick. It’s slippery snow underneath. You don’t think it is because it’s so wet, but all of a sudden you’re just sliding.”

The Middlesex County town inched closer to a forecasted foot of accumulation through the day, hitting eight inches by noon as heavy flakes continued to pelt the area.

But the tricky terrain didn’t stop some from getting some steps in as a 7NEWS camera spotted at least one ambitious jogger as well as some daring to try shoveling.

“It’s heavy, wet – it’s not gonna be fun to shovel but we’re New England, it’s what we expect, we’re used to this,” one resident said.

For more information and the latest forecast, check out the 7WEATHER Blog and more here.

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