WORCESTER (CBS) – While a significant amount of snowfall was forecasted, no one thought there would be this much.

The rare October snowstorm dumped more than 20 inches of snow in several areas of the Bay State, and nearly a foot of snow in Worcester.

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Many homes and businesses were left without power after the storm.

WBZ-TV’s Sera Congi reports.

Several Worcester residents said the storm was noisy overnight, and it reminded them of the Ice Storm back in 2008.

Read: Who Got The Most Snow?

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports.

“I got memories of the Ice Storm going through my head. The way we drove here to the diner, and it looks just like the Ice Storm did with all the heaviness of the branches and all the trees down,” said Worcester resident Chris Rodwell.

Worcester officials said anyone without power in the city may not get it back until at least Monday.

Any Worcester residents that want to report downed power lines, power outages or low hanging wires should call National Grid’s Customer Service Line at 1-800-465-1212.

Officials in the city also recommended that Trick-or-Treating be done this Thursday and not on Halloween Monday to give crews a chance to clean up the roadways.

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