© Photo by Rick MacomberA bus stop in the snow Wednesday afternoon at Copley Square
A very powerful nor'easter produced treacherous conditions across all of southern New England Wednesday.

Heavy, wet, pasty snow poured over eastern Massachusetts, stuck to everything and caused thousands of power outages.

Several reports of thunder and lightning came into the weather office before sunrise, as intense bands of snowfall rotated onshore.

The snow was a bit lighter and fluffier well inland, so it was a bit easier to move and shovel out in Worcester County.

Across the extreme South Shore and Cape and Islands, the snow is mixing with sleet and rain at times making for a big mess.

Time Frame

The heaviest snow, 1-to-3 inches per hour, continued through midday.

Steady moderate snow will fall for most of this afternoon and then becoming lighter by this evening.

The Winter Storm Warning and Blizzard Warning was due to expire at 8 p.m., but the Blizzard Warning was canceled shortly after 4 p.m, as the storm slowly exited the region. The Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 8 p.m.

Snowfall Totals

Nearly 30 inches fell in parts of western Massachusetts as of 3 p.m. 26 inches was reported in North Adams.
Most of the central and eastern part of the state was hit with 12-to-18 inches. 17.5 fell in Roslindale.

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