WAKEFIELD — Snow made heavy by a steady mist and then rain hampered the town’s cleanup efforts yesterday and today. The 10 inches received late last week made the removal effort take that much longer.
About eight inches of snow fell between 2:30 a.m. and around 11:30 a.m. Sunday before turning to mist, drizzle and rain, which made the snow extremely heavy and hard to move.
“With all the snow already on the ground, this really was a major storm,” said DPW Director Richard Stinson of yesterday’s weather event. “We had a three inch storm that included about an inch of ice (on Dec. 2) which never really melted. Then we got 10 inches last Thursday. There really is nowhere to put it and the snow yesterday was very heavy. We tried to push it back and widen many of the town’s streets but it was difficult. Pickup trucks were having a hard time moving it.”
Stinson noted that the DPW will be cleaning the Square beginning at 10 tonight, going through to 7 a.m. Tuesday.
The picture above is an artist's depiction of Main Street earlier today.