Carolyn Kruse

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Yesterday,we got hit with our first impactful snow during a commute. It was a bit of a mess anywhere you went. Whether it was a slushy muck, fluffy white or cold rain. Our New England toughness was put to the test. This winter storm brought some towns heavy snow. Power was knocked out for thousands of homes and businesses, like Wachusett Mountain. There were also wind gusts that took down some trees and power lines.

Thanks to our friends at Boston 25 for this town totals list for Massachusetts (and some of NH):

  • Sterling – 7.8 inches
  • New Salem – 7.7 inches
  • Ashburnham – 7.5 inches
  • Princeton – 7.2 inches
  • Plainfield – 7 inches
  • Pepperell – 6.8 inches
  • Peabody – 6.5 inches
  • Ashby – 6.3 inches
  • Newburyport – 6.3 inches
  • Burlington – 6.2 inches
  • Leyden – 6 inches
  • Rowe – 6 inches
  • Lunenburg – 6 inches
  • Waltham – 6 inches
  • Rockport – 6 inches
  • Haverhill – 6 inches
  • Gloucester – 6 inches
  • Lynn – 6 inches
  • Fitchburg – 5.9 inches
  • Wakefield 5.9 inches
  • Methuen – 5.8 inches
  • Grafton – 5.7 inches
  • Woburn – 5.5 inches
  • Westboro – 5.5 inches
  • Greenfield – 5.5 inches
  • Framingham – 5.5 inches
  • Townsend – 5.5 inches
  • Winchester – 5.3 inches
  • Lexington – 5.2 inches
  • Arlington – 5.2 inches
  • Athol – 5 inches
  • Boylston – 5 inches
  • Hubbardston – 5 inches
  • Paxton – 4.8 inches
  • Medford – 4.7 inches
  • Dracut -4.7 inches
  • Sutton – 4.6 inches
  • Salem – 4.5 inches
  • Lowell – 4.5 inches
  • Charlton – 4.5 inches
  • Littleton – 4.5 inches
  • Reading – 4.5 inches
  • Weymouth – 4 inches
  • Worcester – 4 inches
  • Milton 4 inches
  • Natick – 4 inches
  • Melrose – 4 inches
  • Weston – 4 inches
  • Shirley – 4 inches
  • Rockland – 3.6 inches
  • Douglas – 3.6 inches
  • Webster – 3.5 inches
  • Ipswich – 3.5 inches
  • Chelsea – 3.4 inches
  • West Roxbury – 3.4 inches
  • Chicopee – 3.1 inches
  • Ludlow – 3 inches
  • Randolph – 3 inches
  • Franklin – 3 inches
  • Chelmsford – 3 inches
  • Bedford – 3 inches
  • Ashland – 3 inches
  • Foxboro – 2.8 inches
  • Sharon – 2.5 inches
  • Walpole – 2.5 inches
  • Cohasset – 2.5 inches
  • Hopkinton – 2.5 inches
  • Logan Airport in Boston – 2.6 inches
  • Amherst – 2.3 inches
  • North Attleboro – 2.2 inches
  • Millis – 2 inches
  • Cambridge – 1.8 inches
  • Medfield – 1.5 inches
  • Springfield – 1.3 inches
  • Braintree – 1 inch
  • Topsfield – 1 inch

Some parts of New Hampshire were buried with over a foot of snow:

  • Sunapee – 17 inches
  • Concord – 14.6 inches
  • Keene – 13.2 inches
  • Amherst – 9 inches

Here's What to Do If Your Car Gets Stranded in Snow

  • 1. Grab your emergency kit, if you've got one.

    Everyone should, especially if you’re driving in winter weather. A good kit includes things like blankets, flashlights, non-perishable food, and water.

  • 2. If you can't get help or find shelter, stay in your car.

    It depends on how bad the snow is. But in general, don’t leave your car unless help is visible within 100 yards. It’s easy to get turned around in a snowstorm and lose track of your car. Then you’re screwed.

  • 3. Don't run the heater more than 10 minutes per hour.

    That should keep you warm enough to survive, but also save gas. Just make sure your exhaust pipe doesn’t get blocked by snow, or you could end up with a carbon monoxide issue.

  • 4. If you've got passengers, huddle together to stay warm.

    And cover up with whatever you can if you don’t have blankets.

  • 5. Make sure someone knows you're in trouble.

    If the whole highway is jammed up, you’re not alone. But if you’re in a remote area by yourself, call for help. If that’s not possible, tie a colorful piece of fabric to your antenna, or hang it out your window to let people know you’re in distress.

Carolyn Kruse Country 102.5 midday personality 9am-2pm Boston