WHITMAN, Mass. —
The snow made for a slippery Friday morning commute as far south as Pennsylvania and New York.
In Scituate, Mass., a shoreline town about 20 miles south of Boston, police Chief Brian Stewart breathed a sigh of relief Friday morning after high tide. The town got some coastal flooding — it almost always does during major storms — and eight roads were closed under 2 to 3 feet of water.
“It’s coming over the usual spots,” he said. “I would say we were fortunate because at this point we have no reports of injuries or major damage.”
In Whitman, which had nearly a foot of snow by 10 a.m., Maureen Chittick’s house was among those that lost electricity for a while. Grandchildren Nicole Clark, 15, and Gary Clark, 13, came inside for an old-fashioned game with marbles after shoveling the snow out of her driveway.
“I was shoveling and I saw purple flowers underneath,” Nicole Clark said. “I thought to myself, ‘Summer is never going to come.’ I just want summer. Bring on the hot, the beach!”
Jay Lindsay in Beverly, Mass.; Bridget Murphy in Boston; Rodrique Ngowi in West Roxbury, Mass.; and John Christoffersen in New Haven, Conn., contributed to this report.