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Storm leaves 9 inches of snow in some spots in Massachusetts

November 16, 2018

BOSTON (AP) — Some areas of Massachusetts have received more than nine inches of snow in a pre-winter storm that turned to rain overnight to complicate the morning commute.

The National Weather Service says the towns of Topsfield, Carlisle and Billerica northwest of Boston were among the towns that got more than nine inches of snow in the storm that started Thursday and lasted through Friday. Boston got less than 3 inches.

The storm started as light fluffy snow and continued Friday as cold rain.

Many schools either closed for the day or delayed opening.

State police say a stretch of the Massachusetts Turnpike east was closed Friday morning after several tractor-trailer crashes.

The state’s public transit system was reporting several weather-related commuter train and bus delays.

Major utilities were reporting scattered power outages.

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