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Winter Storm Causes Problems Feared Week Ago

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A week after the winter storm that wasn't, Massachusetts has been hit by the storm that was.

Blinding snow caused numerous car accidents north of Boston Tuesday, just as the evening rush hour started.

State Police Lt. David Wilson says "there's a lot of crashes, a lot of spinouts" up Interstate 93, Interstate 495 and along Route 128.

As a heavy snow fell in Boston, state workers and private-sector employees continued to work.

Last Wednesday, Gov. Deval Patrick told them to leave the city at noon in anticipation of a storm that ended up being confined to southeastern Massachusetts.

Boston also declared a parking ban last week and later reimbursed everyone for being ticketed during a non-event. There was no such ban on Tuesday.

This program aired on February 16, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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