Hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts residents remained without power this morning after a major nor’easter that dumped rain and up to 30 inches of wet, heavy snow. Authorities said the storm played a role in three deaths, two in a car accident and one because of a power line downed by the storm. One National Weather Service forecaster expressed astonishment at the magnitude of the unusually early storm, which began two days before children were expected to make their rounds for Halloween. “Fifteen thousand years ago, in the Ice Age, I’m sure they had more snow,” said Bill Simpson. “But for the modern day, this is unbelievable.”
By late afternoon around the lake one would never know of the brief winter encounter.