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Storm Brings Heavy Snow, Sleet To Mass.

A woman's umbrella is turned inside-out Tuesday morning on BU Bridge. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A woman's umbrella is turned inside-out Tuesday morning on BU Bridge. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

A storm on the last full day of winter brought heavy, wet snow to Massachusetts Tuesday, closing schools and making for a messy morning commute.

The Boston area was initially forecast to receive up to 8 inches of snow, but there were reports submitted to the National Weather Service of higher snowfall totals in some towns, like Reading and Stoneham.

Early Tuesday, State Police lowered the speed limit on the entire Massachusetts Turnpike to 40 miles per hour, and the department reported numerous vehicle spinouts on various roadways.

The state Department of Transportation said it had 2,800 trucks plowing and treating roads.

Dozens of MBTA bus routes were on "snow diversion" routes early Tuesday because of poor road conditions, and dozens of morning flights were cancelled at Logan International Airport.

Boston and Worcester were among the school districts that cancelled classes Tuesday.

This program aired on March 19, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.

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