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Winter storm winding down for the evening commute

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A late-season winter storm dropped several inches of snow on western Massachusetts early Tuesday.  While morning commuters encountered slick and slushy roads across the region, the Tuesday evening commute is expected to be a little smoother as this storm winds down.

The last heavy bands of snow pushed off to the east of Interstate 91 shortly after 2 p.m., with drier conditions now working their way back into western Massachusetts from the west.  Generally speaking, the worst of this storm is over but be careful for slick roads through the night.

Expect lingering bands of lighter, scattered snow showers as we continue through this evening.  Most of that leftover activity is expected in the hilltowns and Franklin County, where the winter storm warnings will still be in effect until 8 p.m. 

Franklin County is expected to receive about 6 to 9 inches of snow by the end of the day, with isolated amounts above 10 inches possible.

The Springfield area only received about 3 to 5 inches of snow and sleet, according to National Weather Service reports Tuesday morning (the complete list of snowfall reports can be found here).

The low pressure system responsible for creating this storm will stall out a little bit, keeping some flurries in the region for the first couple of days of Spring beginning Wednesday.  The complete forecast can be found on the Weather page.

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