Schools and City Hall were closed Tuesday because of a snow emergency
BROCKTON -- A two-day storm dumped more than 8 inches of snow on the City of Champions.
The city called a snow emergency Monday night that lasted until Tuesday afternoon. Schools and City Hall closed and no street parking was allowed. Trash pick up for the remainder of the week was delayed by a day.
The first winter storm of the season began Sunday afternoon, traveling up the coast and west across the state. Snow picked up again Monday night and went into Tuesday.
"Now it's pretty much the last burst of snow," Rodney Chai, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Norton, said Tuesday after noon. "The storm is winding down."
The snow was expected to stop in the afternoon. Winter storm warnings for eastern Massachusetts remained in effect until 1 p.m.
Brockton and Whitman received around eight inches of snow from the storm. The rest of the South Shore received up to six inches of snow and toward the coast communities got up to three inches of snow.
Western and central Massachusetts received the most snow -- more than a foot and approaching two feet.
Southeastern Massachusetts got most of its snow from day two of the storm, Chai said. The Berkshires in western Massachusetts and Worcester County got most of its snow earlier.
The storm wasn't abnormal, Chai said, but it may have caught people's attention because it was the first of the season and made travel difficult.
Dry weather is expected to return, he said. At the end of the week, rain will come and there could be a chance of snow.
"The rest of the week will be uneventful compared to what we saw in the last three days," Chai said.
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