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Crews Work to Clear Roads as Long-Duration Snowstorm Continues

Officials cautioned commuters to be careful on snow-covered and slushy roads as the storm dragged on

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Light snow came down steadily for most of New England Friday and could continue into Saturday.

Crews with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation were out plowing and treating the roadways overnight, into Friday operating 782 pieces of equipment across the state.

Officials cautioned that commuters should be careful on snow-covered and slushy roads as the storm drags on.

Walkways might also have been slippery as pedestrians headed out the door Friday. Officials urged people to allow for extra travel time.

Transportation officials are urging drivers to be careful on the slushy roads.

It’s been 13 years since Sheila Kirwin spent a winter at home.

“Not happy about it but it could be worse,” said the Amesbury resident. “We haven’t had much snow, it’s all going south, we’re lucky.”

The pandemic kept her away from Florida this year.

“I think we’ve been very fortunate because everything’s been nothing,” said Kirwin of the snowstorms this season. “So I feel very fortunate.”

Fortunate too that she has family she can rely on when the snow doesn’t stop.

“I don’t shovel,” she said. “I have a grandson who plows for me.”

Crews in Lexington, Massachusetts were out around the clock treating roads and highways as the storm continues.

At Ristorante Molise, and Amesbury icon, the combination of the bad weather and the pandemic have made things difficult.

“It’s been a tough month,” said owner Antoinetta DeLemme. “The weather and COVID-19 and the restrictions.”

She’s ready for both problems to be over with.

“I have a feeling that I’ll be the first one to party as soon as this is over,” she said. “I’m getting ready.”

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