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Saturday, February 09, 2013


Against blinding snow and heavy winds, local residents braved blizzard conditions and are weathering the storm. GoLocal was on the scene to see who was brave enough to sled, snowball fight, and (in one case) cross-country ski around town.

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Breaking Out the Sleds

Students at Clark University wasted no time enjoying the fresh white powder. Sleds and snowballs abounded on campus Friday, and students had the day off.

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Going Nowhere

After 4:00 p.m. no cars were allowed on the street that were not emergency, public work, and public assistance vehicles, but residents were still checking to make sure their parked rides were safe for the snowy night.

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Bundle Up!

Winds roared across the state Friday, gusting up to hurricane force. Anyone outside needed to have protection against the blizzard conditions.

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Open Streets

With the traffic ban in effect, residents in Worcester took to the streets to enjoy the winter wonderland.

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Chilly Dogs

Worcesterites braved the cold for their pets to fit in a walk before the storm hit later Friday night.

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Cross-City Skiing

One resident was beating the traffic ban with a pair of skis, as she went "cross-city" skiing through Main South.

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Across the Tundra

Walking across Worcester may have seemed more like trecking across the tundra at times with visibility becoming as low as a quarter mile or less. Gusting winds reached 60mph.

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Winter Wonderland

Despite the dangerous winter storm, the fresh white landscape was serene.

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Fun with Freud

Clark students enjoyed one of their favorite pastimes -- playing around the campus statue of Sigmund Freud.


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