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Valley Gets Dumped with Wide Ranging Totals of Snow


MONSON, Mass. (WGGB) — How much snow you actually got, or didn’t get, depends on where you live.

While roadways for many folks were clear by midday, the same can’t be said for people here in Monson, who were still getting heavy snowfall well into this afternoon.

Even with all the snow, residents like Jim Morin were still out grabbing supplies from Adams Market

“I think we got about 14 inches somewhere around there. I live on Quaboag Heights on the condos. [Oh so you’re a little higher up] Yeah, I’m a little higher up so we got 14, 15 inches somewhere around there,” Morin notes.

Morin wasn’t alone. Many residents in Monson reported impressive snow accumulations.

“This morning when I left, about a foot, probably more than a foot,” adds Beth Barriere from Sturbridge.

David Michaud from Monson notes, “We got about 10 and that’s about 100 yards down the road over there.”

While residents of Monson are digging out from 10 to 18 inches of heavy, wet snow, folks here in Holyoke just a few miles away had a much different experience with this march storm.

Carl Peterson was enjoying a walk today with his dogs. “[How much snow did you get at your house?] Inch and a half to two inches,” he says.

Gail Ackley got about 5 to 6 inches in waves at her home in Springfield. “…and so now here in Holyoke, it’s nothing. There’s nothing!”

But when she heard what Monson was dealing with, “Oh I feel bad for them,” Ackley commented.

But there is one group of people in Monson that doesn’t mind all the heavy white stuff.

“[You’re not sick of it yet?] No, I make money off of this. I love it!” says local plow driver Erik Lyman.

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