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Greenfield welcomes snow for Winter Carnival 2016

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It was one messy morning for drivers in Franklin County this morning.

Nearly a dozen accidents were reported along Route 2 in Greenfield and Shelburne.

And school buses were stuck along the stretch of road in Heath.

The city of Greenfield first issuing a delay, but then forced to close their schools for the day.

"We started with the delay thinking that would give us enough time to get students and staff in. As we started getting updates from DPW to see if travel conditions were safe enough, it seemed to be the right call to close," said Superintendent of Schools Jordana Harper.

However, not everyone was unhappy to see the snow fall.

"I love it. We get to go sledding build snowman place we need it. It hasn't been winter around here," said Kate Lee, of Greenfield.

“I think it’s fun because I like to go in the snow and make snow angels," said Taylor Mernard, of Greenfield.

A blanket of white fluff creating a serene back drop for Greenfield's winter carnival.

“I'm loving it and I can't believe it showed up just in time for the winter carnival. It makes it super exciting," said Heather Welch-Smith, of Greenfield.

"We like going around looking at ice sculptures and stuff," said Thomas Mernard, of Greenfield.

Ice sculptor Annaliese Bischoff was one of many relieved to see Thursday’s warm temperatures disappear.

“I had ice blocks, but they melted so really didn't have time to practice before hand," said Bischoff.

Christy Moore, Director of Recreation for the city said she’s glad Mother Nature cooperated, considering there are a lot of winter events planned for the weekend.

"It’s great. We have family fun fest on Saturday a lot of activities outside at Beacon Field on Sunday," said Moore.

This is the 94th annual Winter Carnival for Greenfield.

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