STORM UPDATE: A Slushy Mess
Wednesday started off with more snow, but Stoughton saw mostly sleet and rain throughout the day.
There was more snow Wednesday morning, but that quickly turned to a mixture of sleet and rain, creating messy, slushy roads.
Tuesday’s snow was light and fluffy, but the mixed precipitation on Wednesday made the snow heavier and icier as the day went on. Puddles, some quite large, formed at the end of streets, or at the edge of the road, creating yet another obstacle for drivers.
Another band of snow is supposed to come through the area overnight before the storm finally exits.
John Batchelder, Superintendent of the Stoughton D.P.W. said crews have been out throughout the day. He said catch basins are plugged up, blocked by snow banks, which is causing some of these puddles to form, so crews have been working to clear these basins.
Batchelder said crews would be out Wednesday night sanding and trying to scrape clumps of ice left behind on the roads. He cautioned that with cold temperatures in the forecast for Wednesday tonight, drivers should take extra caution with freezing likely to occur.
The winter weather has been nonstop. However, Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow Wednesday morning during the Groundhog Day festivities, meaning spring is supposedly just around the corner.
Batchelder wasn’t buying it though—“I think that groundhog lies,” he joked.
Watch the video for Batchelder’s full report and take a look at some photos from today’s storm.