FRAMINGHAM, MASS. (WHDH) - Plows are working overtime in the Metro West area to keep roadways clear as people scramble to get home before a major winter storm settles over the area.

A winter storm warning has been issued for the majority of Massachusetts as some communities like Framingham brace for more than a foot of snow.

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Though things started ut slowly north of the Massachusetts Turnpike, the storm worsened as night fell.

Only a handful of drivers were brave enough to take on the storm, most opting to stay home.

“The roads in Boston were OK, but once I hit the Pike, all over. Terrible,” Robert Costigan who was headed home to Worcester said.

Some of the truck drivers have even decided to pull over and wait out the storm.

Highways in Hopkinton appeared to be coated in slush and ice making for treacherous conditions.

Though the visibility is bad, the snow appears to be a light, fluffy consistency.

By 7:30 p.m. about 5 inches had already accumulated near Framingham.

For the latest forecast updates, visit the 7Weather page.

 

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