FRANKLIN, MASS. (WHDH) - Milton and Franklin are among the communities dealing with a foot of snow following a winter storm Friday.
Light, fluffy snow blanketed the towns over the span of about 12 hours.
Many Franklin residents were surprised by the “jackpot” of snow they received, as the town had only been anticipating three to six inches of snow. As of Friday afternoon, cleanup efforts were well underway.
“In the beginning when you’re doing the snow throw it seemed pretty powdery, but when you get to the bottom it got kind of heavy, wet, and soggy,” said Franklin resident Mike Holland.
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Although the storm created poor travel conditions during the morning commute, Franklin police say there were no reported accidents in the town on Friday.
In Milton, residents also faced a large blanket of snow.
Rick Silendi, who traveled from Halifax to Milton to help clear the snow, said the commute took him twice as long as it usually does due to poor road conditions.
“I probably left around 7:30 a.m. and the roads were just being touched at that point…a lot of accidents and a lot of sliding around,” said Silendi.
At the height of the storm, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation deployed more than 2,000 pieces of equipment to treat the snowy streets.
As of 6:15 p.m., MassDOT had 291 pieces of equipment still on the road as pavement temperatures dropped below freezing across the Bay State. Officials urged drivers to use caution while traveling on the slick roads.
Gov. Charlie Baker had also directed non-emergency state workers to stay home from work and urged Mass. residents to stay off the roads and take public transportation if possible.
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