• More than a foot of snow for some from Saturday storm


    A winter storm socked much of Massachusetts with snow Saturday evening into early Sunday.

    Overnight, snowfall rates hit up to an inch an hour in some places. Worcester County was the big winner for snow. According to the National Weather Service Milford got 12.7 inches, Northbridge got 11 inches and Shrewsbury and Southbridge got 10 inches.

    Across Massachusetts dozens of towns reported more than seven inches of snow. (Click here for snow totals from the National Weather Service.)

    Boston was prepared for as much as eight inches of snow, with more than 200 pieces of snow equipment dispatched throughout the city Saturday evening and a parking ban in effect. According to Fox 25 meteorologist Sarah Wroblewski, only 2.2 inches was reported at Logan Airport.

    Mayor Tom Menino's office opened a 24-hour call center and urged caution for residents and visitors alike.

    "We want everyone to enjoy the holiday weekend in our city, but we're urging an abundance of caution for all," said Menino. "Residents and visitors should allow for additional travel time throughout the city, and use public transportation whenever possible. Our teams will be working hard throughout the weekend to ensure a safe and enjoyable New Year's celebration in the City of Boston."

    Wroblewski said Sunday would be sunny and windy with the potential for ice to develop across the region. A wind advisory was in effect for much of the day. Wroblewski said wind gusts Sunday afternoon could hit 50 mph.

    Snow was still falling Sunday in northern and eastern Maine.

    Accumulations were highest in eastern Maine, where forecasters were calling for 8 to 14 inches with up to 18 inches in some localized areas.

    The largest utilities in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont were reporting few power outages on Sunday from the storm.

    Five people suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a 20-vehicle crash during heavy snowfall Saturday on Interstate 93 in New Hampton. (Click here to read the story)

    Behind this storm was a chilly forecast. High temperatures were expected to be in the low 30s and high 20s for most of the week.

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