Leicester Tops Snow Totals As Winter Arrives Early In Massachusetts

Photo: National Weather Service

LEICESTER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Massachusetts got its first taste of the winter season Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

A burst of snow covered areas along and west of I-495 late Tuesday into Wednesday before changing into a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain.

The wintry mix turned into rain as temperatures rose Wednesday morning, leaving wet, slick roads for drivers on the morning commute.

Leicester received the highest snow totals with 2.3 inches, according to the National Weather Service. Boylston saw 2.2 inches, Plainfield saw 2.1 inches, while Grafton, Shrewsbury, Sturbridge, and Worcester each accumulated 2 inches.

Temperatures are expected to remain chilly for the rest of the week with highs remaining in the 40s.

WBZ's Jim MacKay (@JimMackayOnAir) spoke with Worcester residents about the snowfall.

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