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Hampshire and Franklin Counties to see heavier amounts of snow

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NORTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

With this storm, the further north you go, the more snow you'll see.

The snow is piling up in Hampshire County as many people are looking ahead to spring.

Rich Parasiliti of Northampton’s Public Works Department told Western Mass News that they are ready for warmer weather too.

“We are all hoping for spring to come soon but this is like New England every year,” Parasiliti said.

Parasiliti said he had to remind himself of the scene to gear up for Wednesday’s storm.

“You have some warm days, abnormally warm in February, so you get teased with the fact that spring is around the corner,” Parasiliti said.

“Now you have this big snow storm that’s maybe going to dump 12 inches of snow and you’re like, ‘Oh.’ You have to retrain yourself. ‘OK, back to winter.’ The reality is it’s still here.”

Parasiliti isn’t alone.

“Been ready for spring. Seen enough, had enough for this year,” said Michael Fedorwich of Albany.

Melissa King of Springfield told us she is dealing with the late season snow by thinking about what she will do with her green thumb.

“I’m actually going to start planting now, get my garden going,” King said. “All sorts of vegetables, tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, spinach, stuff like that.”

From Deerfield to Springfield, people throughout Western Massachusetts have said they are ready for the warmer months.

For now, crews are ready to tackle the challenges that come with a storm like this one.

“You have numerous potholes everywhere so it really creates a lot of wear and tear on the plow vehicles,” Parasiliti told us. “We may have a lot of plow damage from curbing being broken, sidewalks being cracked.”

The snow started between 8 and 9 a.m. in Hampshire and Franklin Counties. We are not expecting the snow to stop falling until the late evening and early morning hours, when crews will be focused on cleanup.

Western Mass News will continue to follow the latest on this storm and have the latest on-air and online.

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