The area’s first wintery storm was off to a slippery start on Sunday, December 1, and then concluded on Tuesday, December 3, with more snow that prompted the closure of Tri-Town schools and the Mattapoisett Town Hall and Senior Center.
The snowy start soon switched over to a wintry mix and eventually rain as temperatures started to climb in the evening hours of Sunday. A steady rain with wind persisted for the duration of the night Sunday and settled into somewhat of a lull on Monday as Winter Storm Ezekiel took its time after a slow and crippling crawl across the country before its northeastern arrival.
The switch back to snow happened around 10:00 pm Monday night while temperatures plummeted and lasted into Tuesday afternoon, dumping a rather unexpected range of 4-8 inches across the Tri-Town before heading out to sea Tuesday afternoon.
There were numerous emergency calls for cars that had slid off the road, but no widespread power outages in our area.
Other parts of the state received between 8-20 feet of snow, with Worcester County exceeding 2 feet in some towns.