Middlesex County

Two sides of the nor’easter

ASHBY, Mass. — Some parts of the state spent the day digging out. More than two feet of snow hit parts of Worcester and Middlesex counties. For this nor’easter — to get both sides of the story you only had to drive about 40 miles.

Heather Perry runs the Ashby Free Public Library. “Yep, I’m the librarian and a lot of people in town don’t have power or the internet so we are getting the library open,” said Perry. She was able to break through the wall of concrete snow to help connect people with Wi-Fi and power. “Yeah, it’s kind of fun because people will text me and be like, ‘I saw Ashby on the news,’ because otherwise Ashby doesn’t get a lot of press but we do have beautiful snow,” said Perry.

To really get a sense of how much snow, you had to see the sidewalks with walls of snow on each side more than 30 inches high. Stephanie Hopkins told us they measured the snow on their roof.  “There was 32 inches was probably the highest we measured out,” said Hopkins. She says they wanted to clear the snow because their roof is flat.  “Because it is over the garage so that could all come down so we wanted to get that cleared off. That was our priority,” said Hokpins.

But in the end, kids like Lorraine, say the best part of a big storm is what to do the day after. “Play in it my with sister and brother,” said Lorraine.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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