The snow is coming down hard all across our region. Some places are expecting up to a foot or more before this storm is over.
And that means the commute home is going to be slow-going for drivers across our region. Road crews in the southern part of our region have been busy for most of the day, trying to keep the roads clear. Even so, traffic slowed to a crawl in some spots with almost white-out conditions.
Plow truck operators in the Upper Valley told us they will be on the clock until this storm passes.
"It's snow-covered. The snow is a little mealy," said Matt Jordan, a heavy equipment operator for the N.H. Department of Transportation. "We try to keep the road like that, makes it a little easier for travel, it doesn't build any ice on the road and the tires can actually bite into the pavement."
So far, police say despite the messy roads, they have not seen a lot of accidents. But that could pick up during the evening commute.
The storm is expected to continue through Friday morning and dozens of schools around our region have canceled classes.
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