Worcester County

Same storm, different conditions for Mass. residents

ATHOL, Mass. — The storm looked very different depending on where you were in the state.

By mid-afternoon, shoving and plowing was underway in Athol.  People were trudging through cold, snowy conditions along Main Street in Athol.

We asked locals in Athol if they thought it was fair that they had to deal with snow while other parts of the state were in the 40′s and got only rain. “You got no choice. That’s just how it is when you live out in New England. You take the good with the bad,” one main said.

At the Market Basket in Athol, the snow banks were already 7-8 feet high from plows clearing the parking lot. Joe Andrews took his niece and nephew out to enjoy the snow.

“It’s funny what 50-60 miles can do. I used to live out in Boston too, Randolph. There would be days like you said where it was raining and out here it was pretty much blizzard,” said Andrews.

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