By Kate Merrill

BOSTON (CBS) – The first snow flakes of the season fell across parts of New England Thursday. For some, the snow in October is an unwelcome sight.

In Central Massachusetts, Department of Public Works crews were prepared.

Workers in Fitchburg were busy switching over trucks from pothole patrol, which is normal for October, to sanding and salt patrol. The snow started falling around 4p.m. Thursday afternoon.

It may not be a lot of snow, but it sure got everyone’s attention.

WBZ-TV’s Kate Merrill reports from Fitchburg

At Worcester Regional Airport, signs were illegible, cars were buried and the grass was covered in snow.

Roads were slick in spots and Public Works trucks were out dropping sand, salt, and chemicals, despite Commissioner Bob Moylan’s expectation that they wouldn’t have to.

WBZ-TV’s Christina Hager reports from Worcester

Kate Merrill


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