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0062WL.new.01SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — It’s that time of year in New England, and most people in our area say they know just how to prepare.

“Just came back from stop and shop, mad house there, got a lot of water, just in case the power goes out, you never know. Also got a lot of bacon beef stew, actually, lot of warm food and getting ready for soup,” said Connor Wright.

And with the snow comes shoveling, and people we talked to had mixed feelings on the subject.

“No. No, not at all actually, I am not looking forward to that whatsoever, but it will happen,” Wright notes.

“Maybe go out and shovel a couple of times, to keep it from getting too out of hand. But just sit tight and watch some tv and hang out,” said Tyler Lantainge.

Brendan O’Connor from Springfiled stopped for food on the turnpike. He was driving out to Dudley Saturday night for a friend’s birthday.

“He’s a good friend of mine, I wouldn’t miss his birthday, it’s going to be fun. It’s worth it.” said O’Connor

He says it’s all in your attitude when it comes to snowy weather driving.

“We’re from New England, come on, we can do this…you kinda gotta suck it up, you shouldn’t complain about it, it’s gonna happen,” add O’Connor.

But he did say the drive wasn’t without its challenges.

“It’s a lot slower, everyone’s got their emergency lights on and all that stuff,” O’Connor said.

The speed limit on the western portion of the Massachusetts Turnpike was reduced from 65 miles an hour, down to 40 for Saturday night.

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