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The worst of the season's first significant snowstorm is over in Massachusetts, but not before dumping several inches in southeastern communities.
Meteorologist Mark Rosenthal reported snow totals reached three inches in Downtown Boston and at Logan International Airport with many of the western suburbs seeing three to five inches. Snow totals quickly added up toward the south, where anywhere from four to seven inches have been reported from Brockton eastward to Plymouth and Scituate.
The National Weather Service says 11 inches fell in the Bristol County town of Acushnet on Saturday. Cape Cod also saw high totals, including nearly 10 inches in Bourne.
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Most flights were on as scheduled at Logan, though there were scattered cancellations and the airport issued a "winter weather advisory" warning there could be more.
Rosenthal warns that temperatures will drop Saturday evening and cause some slick conditions.
"It's a fast moving storm and by tonight skies will be clearing. It's going to get very cold overnight, with temperatures falling back to 10 to 17 degrees," Rosenthal said. "The ground is very cold now, there are some slick spots on the walkways and on the roadways, so just use caution."
Slow traffic and spin-outs were reported on highways around eastern Massachusetts throughout the day Saturday, and the speed limit was reduced on the Massachusetts Turnpike.
"Statewide, the roads are wet and snow-covered," MassDOT Secretary Frank DePaola reported. "We have plows and sanders and salters out treating the roads."
With reporting by The Associated Press and the WBUR Newsroom
This program aired on January 21, 2012.
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