Snow Shut Down As Blizzard To Batter Area

The anticipated snow totals for  Western Massachusetts on Thursday are going up.  

The entire area is  under a winter storm warning until overnight Friday.  

The visit from a  coastal storm will drop an expected eight to twelve inches of snow in  Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties, according to the National  Weather Service.  

For Berkshire County, the numbers are six to eight  inches expected, with isolated amounts of up to ten inches.

It's a snow day for schoolchildren in the Pioneer  Valley and there are other services being shut down today as well.  

 Peter Pan is stopping bus service, while Bradley International Airport  says there has been a moderate number of storm-related cancellations.  

If you're out driving today, keep in mind that there are parking bans in  effect in multiple cities and towns including Springfield.

There are parking bans in every community throughout the region.  Police want your vehicles off the streets so as not to impede the snow removal operation.

West Springfield and Agawam have both cancelled trash pickup.

Springfield is going to go through with scheduled trash collections.


(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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